By: Ian Logue
A quiet morning on this Monday, but here are today’s top stories:
Project 53: Taking a shot at Pats’ final roster – Karen Guregian – Guregian takes a shot at looking at how the final roster may shape up, and gives her reasons behind each one.
NOTEBOOK: Foes’ QBS far from OK – Jeff Howe – Howe has his notebook for this morning and looks at injuries around the AFC East that will affect their match-ups this season.
Tom Brady is hopeful that the Pats will learn from their recent loss – Mark Daniels – Daniels has comments from Brady’s interview on WEEI this morning, with Brady saying that he’s hopeful the Patriots learn from what happen last Thursday night in Detroit.
These 5 Patriots should worry as cuts loom – Ben Volin – Volin looks at some players who he feels are in danger, including safety Adrian Wilson, who Volin feels doesn’t seem to have much left in the tank.
Private detectives see holes in Patriots’ path – Shira Springer – Springer has an article on a company out of Massachusetts who wants to help Robert Kraft avoid future occurrences like what happened in the Aaron Hernandez case.
Projecting the Patriots’ final 53 No. 2 – Zurri Berry – Berry gives his roster take, and keeps five safeties instead of four, bucking the trend we’ve seen from the team in recent years.
Brady reflects on ‘cut’ week in NFL – Field Yates – Yates looks at comments from Tom Brady’s interview on WEEI where the quarterback admitted he never worried about being cut back in 2000 during his first year with the team.
Source: Pats to re-sign DB Morris – Field Yates – Yates writes that the Patriots will re-sign defensive back Stephon Morris, citing a league source.
Even Tim Tebow’s fans can’t say he has earned a roster spot – Ron Chimelis – Chimelis writes that as a fan rooting for Tebow to claim a roster spot, he still feels the quarterback needs to earn it.
New England Patriots bring back CB Stephon Morris – Nick Underhill – Underhill has his article on the Morris signing, who he points out played under former offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien at Penn State.
Tom Brady on D&C: ‘The margin of error is always slim in the NFL’ – Jerry Spar – Spar has extensive quotes from Brady’s interview on WEEI this morning, so if you missed it, this should get you caught up.
Cuts like a knife: Patriots have to pare roster to 75 by Tuesday – Christopher Price – Price looks at the upcoming roster cuts and ponders that the team could place Jermaine Cunningham, Ras-I Dowling, Daniel Fells and Brandon Bolden on injured reserve if they have interest in keeping them and want to clear a roster spot.
There’s little comfort on the cutting edge – Paul Kenyon – Kenyon has a column on the upcoming roster cut downs, and writes that Bill Belichick and his coaching staff have some difficult decisions to make.
How vulnerable is Pats offense? – Hector Longo – Longo looks at what he feels has been a futile attempt to rebuild this offseason and writes, “this team looks a lot like the one the Baltimore Ravens picked apart last winter, and the one the Giants have overwhelmed twice on the game’s grandest stage.”
METROWEST DAILY NEWS:
Fumblers feel Belichick’s wrath – Glen Farley – Farley writes that after fumbling during Thursday night’s loss to the Lions, the affected Patriots didn’t see much action from there and Belichick emphasized that ball-control is something they put a lot of importance on, and, “there can be no mistake about the importance of it.”
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End Zone: Patriots prepared for life without Hernandez – Kevin Armstrong – Armstrong has a good and extensive piece this morning and looks at the whole situation surrounding Hernandez and the fact the team has done a good job moving on from it.