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.
- Musket Fire is looking for a new lead writer. Get the details HERE.
- Check out my Super Bowl LIVE recap chat with GMEN HQ.
- Go HERE for a list of the Patriots’ key defensive free agents and whether they’ll be back in New England next season.
- Do the Patriots have cap room to sign some free agents? You can get your answer HERE (it’ll make you smile!).
- Can the Pats return to the Super Bowl next year? The Boston Herald posted conflicting viewpoints. You can get the negative side HERE and the positive side HERE.
- What happened with Brady’s left shoulder in the Super Bowl?
- SI’s Peter King discusses why it’s absurd to blame Brady for the Patriots’ loss in Super Bowl XLVI, and also discusses some defensive free agent possibilities.
- Rodney Harrison feels that the Super Bowl loss will motivate Tom Brady next season.