The Patriots continuing their unpredictable personnel moves made the only trade before yesterday’s trade deadline, and instead of it being a wide receiver like most predicted it was Isaac Sopoaga a defensive tackle. Sopoaga fills a big need on defense as he is a stalwart against the run something that without Wilfork the Pats were in desperate need of. While Sopoaga is no Wilfork, Sopoaga should help the Pats with a strong inside presence and make it difficult for teams just to run up and down the field on them like the Dolphins did in the first half Sunday.
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musketfire.com by Tim Dillion
While most Pats fans have already seen the picture of Tom and Gisele the rest of the Pats team also dressed up for Halloween.
sportingnews.com by Ross Tucker
In the article by a former Patriots player, Ross Tucker, Ross makes the argument that Tom Brady is starting to appear mortal unlike the 2006 with an even worse cast of supporting characters Brady’s play was much better. While this is a bit premature as when Brady came back from his ACL and MCL tear and was often ranked outside the top 10 QB’s. Now while this article isn’t as extreme as those were, its still an interesting perspective worth a read on the parts the Pats lost.
espn.com by Mike Reiss
Mike Reiss, the Patriots beat writer for EspnBoston, analyzes the Sopoaga trade and the type of player Sopoaga is, “a more hold the point.”
espn.com by Field Yates
Vollmer after breaking his leg this last week is out for the year. This is a big loss for the Pats as they just signed him four year 27 million dollar deal and are loosing the one of the best right tackles in football for the rest of the season.