Another abbreviated links version this morning as I continue to try and kick this flu, but here are today’s headlines:

FARINELLA: What about this defense? - Attleboro Sun Chronicle

Will the season be ‘enhanced’? - Boston Globe

Belichick, Pats consider 53rd options - ESPNBoston.com

Moving to 18-Game Schedule Likely to Lessen Quality of Play - NESN

Q&A: Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio – Worcester Telegram

Q&A: Patriots coach Bill Belichick – Worcester Telegram

Ron Brace was never in the doghouse – Worcester Telegram

Patriots: Making a case for the defense  – Worcester Telegram

Faulk’s career stands out above the rest – Daily Advertiser

Belichick is not expecting that wild a game – Boston Globe

Mind game for Zoltan Mesko – Boston Herald

Pats’ specialists give cancer kick – Boston Herald

Nothing little about Danny Woodhead’s impact – Boston Herald

Moss vs. Media latest in a long line of beefs – WEEI.com

Long journey to Foxboro for Hernandez – WEEI.com

NFL Power Rankings List Patriots in Top 10 Despite Defensive Concerns - NESN

Belichick Details Inception, History of 3rd Down Running Backs - NESN

Brady/Koppen pairing stands test of time - Boston Globe

Bill Belichick Not Overlooking Dolphins’ Offense - NESN

Charting the targets in passing game - ESPNBoston.com