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.
- What are the Patriots’ top needs? Vote HERE.
- As we found it listening to Belichick wired for sound in the Super Bowl, he instructed the defense to focus on Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, which allowed Mario Manningham to get open to make a pivotal catch on the Giants’ final drive.
- Check out fan grades of the Patriots players over at ESPN Boston.
- Former Pats Vice President of Personnel Scott Pioli (currently GM of the Chiefs) is impressed at how the Pats have been winning despite being a team in transition.
- WEEI asks, “Should the Patriots pursue soon-to-be free agent DE/OLB Mario Williams?”