Here’s a quick run down of this morning’s top stories:
Dolphins are closing the gap on Patriots – Ben Volin - Volin offers up his midweek report and feels the Dolphins made a statement in the battle for supremacy in the AFC East Sunday that says, “We’re coming for you.”
Logan Mankins can do it all on Patriotsâ€™ offensive line – Shalise Manza Young – Manza Young has a good read on Mankins, who talked about the transition from going from guard to tackle on Sunday.
Patriots Notebook: No Fish net for Shane Vereen – Jeff Howe – Howe has an article on Vereen and writes that despite the drop off in production, it was far from an unproductive outing for Vereen against Miami.
Logan Mankins shows heâ€™s Hannah-tough – Jeff Howe – Howe has a good read this morning on Mankins, who tries not to compare himself to John Hannah even though others like to.
Defensive groupings: Sub packages rise – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at the total number of snaps in different personnel groupings in this entry.
Penalty watch: Patriots at Ravens – Mike Reiss – Reiss has this week’s penalty update, comparing them against the Ravens and showing their league rankings.
Tedy’s take: Rule proposal for specialists – Mike Reiss – Reiss has an article this morning with comments from Tedy Bruschi, who gave his thoughts on what happened to Bengals punter Kevin Huber.
Solder, Boyce miss practice; 13 limited – Field Yates – Yates has Wednesday’s practice report, which saw another long list this week.
Why Patriots could be primed to push tempo again Sunday against Ravens – Christopher Price – Price has his thoughts on why the Patriots may pick up the pace Sunday in Baltimore.
Brady: ‘Maybe we should [run hurry-up] more’ – Mike Petraglia – Petraglia has comments from Brady on the fact that considering the success they’ve had in the 2-minute offense, they may want to consider doing it more often.
Press Conference Transcripts:
Bill Belichick Conference Call w/Baltimore Media Transcript
ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:
Patriots Mankins living on the edge – Mark Farinella – Farinella has an article on Mankins, who talked about how physical this Ravens team is.
FARINELLA: Brady lets his human side slip – Mark Farinella – Farinella looks at the uncharacteristic outburst by Brady in Miami last week.
Patriots’ hurry-up offense is missing in action – Rich Garven – Garven files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact the Patriots haven’t used the hurry-up offense nearly as much this season.
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