The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 8/14


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Jonas Gray sparks memories of big game vs. Colts with long TD run

Mike Reiss-ESPN Boston

"Arguably the top highlight for the New England Patriots in their preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers was a 55-yard touchdown run by Jonas Gray early in the second quarter.Thus, Gray gets the nod for the “game ball” recipient.The long scoring run, aided by a strong block from pulling left guard Shaq Mason, sparked memories of his 201-yard outing against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2014 regular season. Gray exploded on to the scene that week then quickly disappeared, a combination of him showing up late to the facility for practice when his alarm didn’t go off, and the team signing free-agent LeGarrette Blount."

Tom Brady In Preseason Opener Sparks Optimism DeflateGate Drama Could Be Near End

Christopher Price-WEEI

"Patriots fans have never been happier to hear Jay-Z.After a day fraught with intrigue — would he play, would he sit, would he be chained to a chair in a New York City courtroom all day while Daniel Nash fired sunflower seeds at his head — Tom Brady and the two other Patriots quarterbacks made the turn from the tunnel underneath the stands at Gillette Stadium and onto the field at 6:45 p.m. Thursday night, roughly 45 minutes before the kickoff of the preseason opener against the Packers. His signature entrance music “Public Service Announcement” came raining down from the PA system, and in Patriots Nation, all was right with the world once again."

Garoppolo takes lumps in Patriots loss to Packers, 22-11

Phil Perry-CSNNE

"Jimmy Garoppolo has been wearing a red non-contact jersey throughout Patriots training camp, but he was given a rude welcome to full-contact football on Thursday night.The Patriots second-year quarterback was sacked seven times in a 22-11 loss, completing 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 159 yards. He did not throw a touchdown and he was intercepted by corner Ladarius Gunter in the third quarter."