Friday's New England Patriots Links 12/6

Ian Logue
December 06, 2013 at 09:36am ET

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Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta could fit in with the Patriots
Guregian: Patriots can play draft in many ways if looking for Tom Brady heir

A quick entry this morning with today's links:



Chatham: Go to ground, Browns - Matt Chatham - Chatham has his weekly "Chatham Report", and feels that this is an opportune time for the Browns to take advantage of the Patriots' defense by running the football.

Hard work pays off for rookie WR Josh Boyce - Mark Daniels - Daniels writes that for most of the season, Boyce has been asked to be someone else on the Patriots' scout team but finally got to be himself against the Texans.

Alfonzo Dennard catches break - Jeff Howe - Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the results from Dennard's day in court in Nebraska Thursday.

Lighten up, Tanney, tricks not just for kids - Ron Borges - Borges writes that after trying to talk to Alex Tanney about the YouTube "Trick Shot Quarterback" video, the Browns QB declined the interview because "he doesn't want to represent himself that way.


Aqib Talib vs. Josh Gordon the key matchup in Patriots vs. Browns - Erik Frenz - Frenz has a great look this morning on the potential match-up between Talib and Gordon, which includes a good film breakdown.

Alfonzo Dennard has jail time, sentence extended - Michael Whitmer - Whitmer files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the results from Dennard's courtroom appearance in Nebraska Thursday, as well as some additional notes from the locker room.


Highlighting Patriots-Browns connections - Field Yates - Yates has his weekly entry highlighting the personnel connections between these two teams.

Patriots just gotta beat the Browns - Mike Reiss & Tedy Bruschi - Reiss and Bruschi sit down for a conversation about this week's game, and both agree that beating this Browns team is critical in their playoff push.


Rob Gronkowski has lifted the New England Patriots offense to the top of the heap - Nick Underhill - Underhill looks at the resurgence of New England's offense since Rob Gronkowski returned to the line-up.


Shane Vereen stands by Stevan Ridley despite fumbles - Jennifer Toland - Toland has an article this morning focusing on the running backs, with Vereen having positive comments for Ridley and telling reporters that they're all there for eachother.

Browns' Josh Gordon putting up big receiving numbers - Jennifer Toland - Toland writes that the back-to-back 200-yard receiving games the last two weeks seems to impress everyone except Patriots coach Bill Belichick.


Patriots aren't talking title - Glen Farley - Farley writes that despite another "hat and T-shirt game" on the horizon, Bill Belichick and the Patriots don't want to talk about it.


Running backs have each other's backs - Mark Farinella - Farinella has quotes from the locker room as Ridley's teammates continue to rally around him.