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, put off your work (just keep an eye out for the boss), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Pretty soon it might be easier for the Patriots to list who practiced instead of who didn’t practice.
- New Patriots and former Jets Shaun Ellis and James Ihedigbo discussed “being on the other side” heading into Sunday’s game.
- Wes Welker is avoiding opportunities to pile onto his Rex Ryan foot fetish comments from last year.
- Patrick Chung is preaching patience in regards to the defense coming together.
- The Patriots are favored by 9 1/2 points this weekend against the Jets. Too high?
- Former Patriots and Jet Damien Woody doesn’t think that the Jets can keep up with the Patriots’ offense.
- Troy Brown believes that Bill Belichick will use video of the Jets celebrating at Gillette Stadium from last year’s playoffs as a motivational tool for his players.