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 if you’re working today), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Check out the Studs & Duds from Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game.
- Will James Ihedigbo be the regular starter at safety alongside Patrick Chung? Chung raved about the on-field chemistry between the two, which is a necessity for a successful defensive backfield.
- The Patriots defense took a big step forward Sunday against the Jets.
- The Patriots have released OL Thomas Welch yet again, likely due to his poor performance Sunday. However, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him land back on the practice squad.
- You can listen to Tom Brady’s weekly appearance on WEEI radio by clicking HERE.
- Check out Tedy Bruschi’s analysis of the Patriots’ win over the Jets.
- How does Wilfork Island compare to Revis Island? What exactly IS Wilfork Island??
- According to this report from the Boston Herald, the Patriots will sign (re-sign technically) TE Dan Gronkowski, older brother of Rob, who played two games earlier this season with the Pats but was released.
- Bill Belichick talks about why the Jets receivers kept coming up short of the first down marker.
- How similar are Rex Ryan’s and twin brother Rob Ryan’s defensive styles?
Topics: Bill Belichick, Dan Gronkowski, Darrelle Revis, James Ihedigbo, New England, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, Patrick Chung, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, Tedy Bruschi, Thomas Welch, Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork