The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 5/19


Get your Tuesday started off on the right foot by perusing these pieces of New England Patriots news from around the footballing web.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King caught a big fish when he interviewed Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft for his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column. Clearly, Kraft is tiffed at the NFL for defaming his team’s name, which he holds as dear as his family’s name.

Jack Del Rio was the latest member of the NFL community to stick up for the Patriots, saying that the penalties imposed on Tom Brady and the Patriots were too extreme. Del Rio suggested something stunningly simple that Hateriots need to hear: what if the NFL just sent out a memo to all 32 teams telling them to stop deflating balls?

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To get away from it all, Brady hit the links with Michael Jordan in the Bahamas over the weekend.

Tom E. Curran reports that the Patriots have released additional emails to contextualize their resistance toward Ted Wells interviewing Jim McNally for a fifth (?!) time. Also, Curran tells us that Brady’s high school alma mater is coming to his defense.

Alright, enough Deflategate-related items. Over at Pats Pulpit, Rich Hill has reason to believe that Dominique Easley will be good to go in 2015. Certainly, a healthy Easley will be a Patriot to watch in his sophomore season.

Bleacher Report’s Sterling Xie thinks that Scott Chandler will fly under the radar and be a huge addition for the Patriots’ offense this season. The guy stands at 6-foot-7 (that’s an inch taller than the mammoth he’ll be playing next to, Rob Gronkowki), so it’s hard to disagree.

Here on Musket Fire, learn about the roster moves the Pats made on Monday and see what’s worrying David Smith. And don’t forget to take a peak at what Cyrus Geller had to say about Brady’s perfect attendance at voluntary workouts, as well as Pete Carroll’s latest spell of whining.