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 the weekend right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Due to injuries, there could be some lesser-known players playing big roles Sunday against the New York Jets.
- Bill Belichick: You either love him or you hate him, and that goes for NFL players as well.
- Who will be the Patriots’ X-factor against the Jets Sunday? Bucky Brooks feels it is Chad Ochocinco while I think it is BenJarvus Green-Ellis. What do you think? Vote in the poll!
- While Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher have been ruled out, Patrick Chung (questionable) has a chance to play after not practicing until Friday.
- Patriots Football Weekly’s Andy Hart provides 6 keys to the game Sunday night against the Jets.
- According to the Jets’ defensive coordinator, it’s the play at center which is hurting the Patriot offense.
- The Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport had a comical exchange with Bill Belichick yesterday.
- According to Rodney Harrison, Tom Brady knows the Patriots defense isn’t very good, and it’s affecting his performance.