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…
- Julian Edelman is carving out a role on the Patriots as a utility player, playing on all three units: offense, defense, and special teams.
- You can listen to audio of Bill Belichick’s weekly appearance on WEEI sports radio by clicking HERE.
- Keeping up with Tebow Mania? You might want to at least keep it in the back of your mind, as the Patriots travel to Denver Week 15 to play what was originally looked at as a likely easy game for the Pats.
- ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck has some kind words to say about the Patriots’ defense.
- ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg looks at how Brian Waters helped backup center Ryan Wendell with the silent count in his first NFL start.
- Check out this chat recap from Tedy Bruschi, in which he dissects the Pats’ win over the Eagles.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss has a nice wrap-up of some national coverage of the Patriots.
- Bill Belichick discusses how Deion Branch and Tom Brady have an excellent relationship on the football field.