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…
- Musket Fire’s Ryan Hannable reacts to the sideline spat between Tom Brady and OC Bill O’Brien.
- With Chiefs HC Todd Haley being fired yesterday and a possible staff overhaul in the offseason, should the Pats try and woo back Romeo Crennel to serve as defensive coordinator?
- You can view Rob Gronkowski’s record-breaking balls (ummm, the footballs) from Sunday’s game at the Hall at Patriot Place, where they are on display.
- Speaking of Gronk, his tackle-busting plays made the top plays of the week on NFL Total Access.
- You can listen to Bill Belichick’s weekly appearance on WEEI sports radio HERE.
- Check out this chat recap with Tedy Bruschi, who breaks down Sunday’s Redskins game, looks ahead to the Broncos game, and gives his two cents on the Brady/O’Brien shouting match.
- The Pats’ mantra this week seems to be focusing on the Broncos TEAM, not Tim Tebow.
- Tom Curran from Comcast Sports Net has issues with Jeff Triplette’s officiating Sunday.