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…
- Marcus Cannon and Shane Vereen made their debuts on offense Monday night against the Chiefs.
- I throw my arguments into the debate as to whether the Patriots defensive performance Monday night was a result of the unit improving or the fact that they faced a flawed Chiefs offense.
- Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on WEEI radio, and you can listen to it in its entirety HERE.
- Tom Brady also made his weekly appearance on WEEI radio, and you can read a summary HERE.
- Former Patriots RB Curtis Martin and head coach Bill Parcells are among the list of 26 NFL Hall of Fame semifinalists.
- ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg provides a short preview of the upcoming Patriots/Eagles game.
- The Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport shares Marcus Cannon’s emotion-filled words following his first NFL action Monday night.
- Click HERE for some interesting insight on what to expect in the upcoming Patriots/Eagles game from an NFC scout.