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…
- Despite having played 12 games, the Patriots defense is still looking for an identity.
- How confident are you in the Pats’ defense come playoff time? Vote in the poll HERE.
- Listen to Bill Belichick’s weekly appearance on The Big Show on WEEI Sports Radio HERE.
- Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were wired for sound during the Colts game, and you can watch and listen to what they said on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss feels that the Pats’ performance against the Colts Sunday was better than it seemed.
- Bill Belichick ruined a McDonald family reunion.
- WEEI’s Christopher Price provides 10 things we learned about the Patriots from Sunday’s game against the Colts.
- Tom Brady doesn’t believe that the Pats have played 60 minutes in any game this season.