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    Some reports and opinions from the media on the first preseason game of the 2009 season betweem the Pats and the Eagles.


    Patriots win preseason opener, and Brady looks great by Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal

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    Question answered: Tom Brady is back

    Question answered: Tom Brady is back by Jonathan Comey of the New Bedford Standard-Times

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    Patriots at Eagles: 10 things we learned

    Patriots at Eagles: 10 things we learned by Jonathan Comey of the New Bedford Standard-Times

    Comey offers a paragraph on each of these topics:
    1. The Patriots are stacked
    2. Julian Edelman, welcome to the NFL
    3. Darius Butler looks like a classic Patriot
    4. Don Criqui is not objective
    5. The Michael Vick news didn't exactly spread like wildfire on Channel 5
    6. Vick to the Eagles is a great move for Philly
    7. Brady is fine, part two
    8. Don't get new special teams Scott O'Brien mad
    9. Andrew Walter, don't get too comfortable
    10. A bunch of other stuff
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    Gut check - Pats at Eagles

    Gut Check - Pats at Eagles by Chris Warner of Patriots Daily

    Warner also talks about the play of many other Pats, including Julian Edelman, Pat Chung, David Thomas, Terrance Wheatley, and the play of the entire rookie draft class.
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    Who's hot and who's not, and game notes

    Who's hot and who's not, and game notes by Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle

    Farinella gives his reasons for including Brady, Edelman, Baker, Pryor, Chung, Kaczur, Wilhite and Butler in the 'hot' category, relegates four players to 'cold' status, and places two players in a 'lukewarm' niche.

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    Julian Edelman quick to help

    Julian Edelman quick to help by Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald

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    New QB Andrew Walter first off bench

    New QB Andrew Walter first off bench by Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald

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    Hobbs insists it's no big deal

    Hobbs insists it's no big deal by Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe

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    Butler has been learning on the fly; speed of game biggest change

    Butler has been learning on the fly; speed of game biggest change by Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe

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    Edelman gets off to fast start: Rookie's debut is one to remember

    Edelman gets off to fast start: Rookie's debut is one to remember by Chris Forsberg of the Boston Globe

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    Great thread jmt, thanks for effort of finding (and posting) all these.
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    With Brady back, Patriots outlook a lot healthier

    With Brady back, Patriots outlook a lot healthier by Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe

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    Patriots-Eagles analysis: An encouraging start

    Patriots-Eagles analysis: An encouraging start by Erik Scalavino of Patriots.com

    Besides the pass rush, Scalavino gives positive marks to Brady, Edelman, Baker, Chung, and the team for its discipline and focus for committing just two penalties. The rush defense, Galloway, Walter and Wheatley fell in to his 'needs work' category.
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    Hector Longo's Big Shows & No Shows

    Big Shows & No-Shows by Hector Longo of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

    Mayo and Hobbs join Alexander and Woods on the negative side of the ledger while Edelman, Guyton and Chung get gold stars from Longo.
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    Tom Terrific: Confident, healthy Brady looks in midseason form already

    Tom Terrific: Confident, healthy Brady looks in midseason form already by Hector Longo of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

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    Tom Brady opens up, but not just to anyone

    Of course, there has to be one writer that has something to complain about. In this case, it's whining about how some magazine I never heard of got a big exclusive (non-football related) story, rather than the local press.

    Tom Brady opens up, but not just to anyone by Bill Reynolds of the Providence Journal

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    Eagles bow in preseason opener

    In the only Eagles story in a Philadelphia paper that I could find that was not all about Michael Vick, focus of the article was on injuries to their offensive line, missing the potential game-winning FG, and costly penalties.

    Eagles bow in preseason opener by Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer

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    Patriots Polishing Edelman to Be Special Team Stud

    Patriots Polishing Edelman to Be Special Team Stud by John Chandler of NESN

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    Patriots Observations

    Running (Kind of) Patriots Observations by Jason Levine of Comcast SportsNet also has the obligatory praise for Brady and Edelman - along with why the Pats should trade for AJ Feely, while managing to find a way to incorporate a pair of pictures of young blonde women into his column.
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    Brady timid but still shines

    Brady timid but still shines by Brad Biggs of the National Football Post

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    Re: Patriots Polishing Edelman to Be Special Team Stud

    jmt - thanks for posting a lot of great articles (with excerpts no less). This one was my favorite!
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    Coaches, along with players, working out the preseason kinks

    With five coaches either new to the team or coaching a new position, preseason games are important and useful for coaches and not just players.

    Coaches, along with players, working out the preseason kinks by Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun

    Farinella also has his latest audio blog with highlights from Belichick's post-game press conference.
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    Brady passes first test

    Brady passes first test by Rich Garven of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Garven recaps the performance of Brady and Edelman, and also takes a look at who was inactive for the game.

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    Chris Baker impresses in Patriots debut

    Chris Baker impresses in Patriots debut by Ian Rapaport of the Boston Herald - with the link directing you to the New Bedford Standard-Times in case you're still boycotting the Herald.

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    Maroney looks tentative in return to the field

    Maroney looks tentative in return to the field by Paul Kenyon and Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal

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    Patriots try out a new look on defense

    Patriots try out a new look on defense by Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal

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    Patriots cook up schemes; Defense will have numerous looks

    Another article on the defensive formations: Patriots cook up schemes; Defense will have numerous looks by Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe

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    Re: Maroney looks tentative in return to the field


    However that might be, it didn't help that the O-Line was having a hard time opening a hole for him. We had a very effective pass blocking scheme, but the run blocking was not anywhere near where it needs to be when the season starts.

    Many folks are quick to both throw complaints as well and congrats onto a running back without realizing how much of his success depends upon those 5 guys in front of him. Add in the QB and fullback, if used, and there are any number of things that have to be done perfectly for the RB to gain a single yard, let alone rip off a big chunk of positive yardage.
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    The Globe's Mike Reiss expands on Gasper's article in his column, Laying It On The Line

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    Richard Seymour back to work

    Richard Seymour back to work by Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald

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