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, and kick off your weekend right with an early morning football fix.
- Ryan Hannable looks ahead to the Patriots’ 2012 season.
- Rob Gronkowski had successful ankle surgery yesterday.
- Maria Menounos said that if the Patriots didn’t win Super Bowl XLVI, she would wear a Giants bikini…
- Kevin Youkilis and Tom Brady are set to be in-laws.
- Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was a guest on ESPN Boston Radio with Adam Jones yesterday, touching on a variety of topics, including Wes Welker’s contract negotiation, Rob Gronkowski’s post-Super Bowl dancing at a party, the team’s salary cap status, and if he views coach Bill Belichick’s tenure as ending any time soon.
- The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was rooting for the Pats in the Super Bowl.
- Comcast Sports Net’s Tom Curran believes its time for the Pats to go after a big play WR and a pass rushing DE in the draft.