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…
- The Patriots’ opponents for the 2012 regular season are set.
- Musket Fire’s Ryan Hannable looks ahead at the Patriots’ potential playoff opponents and tries to determine who’d they’d like to face in their first playoff game.
- You can read Bill Belichick’s conference call transcript from yesterday HERE.
- The New York Jets have entered a tailspin since the conclusion of the regular season.
- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay fired vice chairman Bill Polian and GM Chris Polian. The future of coach Jim Caldwell and QB Peyton Manning are still unknown.
- Check out where the Pats rank statistically compared to the other 32 NFL teams as the regular season closes.
- Go HERE to see where the Patriots’ 2012 draft picks stand as of now.
- Does Julian Edelman have a future at defensive back?
- WEEI’s Christopher Price looks at what we learned about the Patriots Sunday.