Good morning! The First Shot provides you with a healthy helping of links to the top Patriots-related stories around the internet to get your day started. Enjoy your breakfast, your coffee, and kick off your weekend right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Yesterday, I passed along some details of the new rookie wage scale and then looked at how it will affect the New England Patriots.
- Check out this video of “Patriots Today,” where they analyze the offense and look at potential free agents.
- The guys from Patriots Football Weekly debate who the best linebacker of the Super Bowl Era for the Patriots was, with the arguments centering around Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest, and Mike Vrabel. Who do you think is the best? Read the debate and cast your vote in the poll.
- NFL.com’s Data Points looks at the top offenses in points per game, and the Patriots (not surprisingly) were the best in 2010.
- Recently-retired LB Mike Vrabel called into WEEI’s The Big Show radio program and shared his thoughts about retiring, saying that he, “didn’t want to be the player I despise.”