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…
- The cuts made to the Patriots’ secondary by Bill Belichick are proving to be costly to the team.
- What parts of the Patriots have tricked and which have been treats?
- Patriots Football Weekly’s Erik Scalavino provides some reaction/analysis from Sunday’s game, and also looks for positives from the loss.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss begins examining some of Bill Belichick’s questionable decisions.
- Tedy Bruschi examines Sunday’s loss.
- S James Ihedigbo said after watching the game film, “…that wasn’t us.” I’d have to disagree.
- Of course, Rex Ryan couldn’t resist weighing in on the Patriots’ defeat to the Steelers.
- WEEI’s Christopher Price provides 10 things learned from Sunday’s loss.