By: Ian Logue
Here’s a quick run down of some of today’s top stories:
Five Patriot Keys To Super Dreams – Bob George – George looks at some of the keys to Saturday night’s game, and feels Dont’a Hightower will need to play out of his mind this weekend.
PODCAST: Previewing This Week’s Game – The guys recorded this week’s podcast yesterday previewing this week’s match-up. You can also download it on iTunes.
Patriots Notebook: Josh McDaniels withdraws from Cleveland hunt – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the decision by McDaniels to remain in New England.
Buckley: LeGarrette Blount erases bad images of past – Steve Buckley – Buckley has a column this morning on Blount, who told the media yesterday he enjoys playing ball but didn’t care too much for the attention they were giving him.
Indy philosophy on ‘D’ right up Tom Brady’s alley – Jeff Howe – Howe writes that if you give Brady a moment, he’ll do his part to erase his opponents from the playoff map.
Austin Collie releases look into trying season – Mark Daniels – Daniels has an article on Collie, who talked about his thoughts heading into the playoffs and his multiple releases.
Patriots drawn to Steve Gregory’s smarts – Michael Whitmer – Whitmer has a good read on Steve Gregory, who’s teammates have an admiration of his football prowess and understanding of the game.
Josh McDaniels withdraws from Browns search – Michael Whitmer – Whitmer files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has taken his name out of consideration for the Browns head coaching vacancy.
Former Colt Collie draws a crowd – Mike Reiss – Reiss has an entry on Austin Collie, who was among the most popular Patriots during the media-access period yesterday.
Highlighting Pats-Colts connections – Field Yates – Yates, as he does each week, highlights the connections between the Patriots and Colts, with Deion Branch and Adam Vinatieri as two of the more obvious ones, among others.
Patriots’ Devin McCourty asks brother for info – Rich Garven – Garven writes that Devin McCourty has been hitting his brother Jason up for tips on Indianapolis. Jason plays for the Titans and faces them twice a year, so as a result Devin’s been trying to tap into whatever tips he can.
Colts’ Robert Mathis Brady’s worst nightmare – Rich Garven – Garven writes that after finishing with a franchise-record 19 1/2 sacks this season, he’ll be a player Brady will need to be wary of on Saturday.
Old friends won’t help Colts vs. Patriots – Rich Garven – Garven writes that despite having four ex-Patriots on their roster, Bill Belichick said Wednesday that any help they can give is “way overrated”.
Knocked down, knocked out, former Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie has come a long way to join New England Patriots in the postseason – Nick Underhill – Underhill has a good read on Collie, who despite bouncing on and off the roster has carved out a nice role for himself.
Vince Wilfork on Achilles injury: ‘I can’t leave the game like this’ – Nick Underhill – Underhill has comments from Vince Wilfork, who doesn’t want his injury to be the way he leaves the game.
Breaking Down Patriots’ 2014 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent – James Christensen – Our friend from NEPatriotsDraft.com has a good article on the Patriots current salary cap situation, and how he feels they’ll address it.
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McCourty sees kindred spirits in Colts – Mark Farinella – Farinella writes that McCourty feels one of the keys to the team’s success has been the mindset where they believe they’re always going to get the win.
Bell: Colts, Branch hope to stick it to Patriots – Jarrett Bell – Bell writes that it seems to be quite a coincidence the Colts opted to bring in Branch the week before the team faces off against his former club.