A quieter morning than usual this morning, but here are today’s top New England Patriots stories from around the internet.
Monique Walker of the Boston Globe writes that the ‘day-to-day’ watch on Albert Haynesworth ended yesterday, with the defensive lineman returning to practice Tuesday.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald also has an article on Haynesworth, and hopes that his presence signals a permanent return for New England’s defense.
Rich Garven of the Worcester Telegram also has an article on Haynesworth, but he wonders if it’s too late for him to catch up enough to play Saturday night against the Lions.
Christopher Price of WEEI.com has an article on New England’s offense, and writes that it’s been tough for the new guys to get acclimated in the passing game.
As the team spends the week getting ready for the Detroit Lions, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald notes the fact that the Patriots offensive line is going to be tested this week against Ndamukong Suh and his teammates up front Saturday night.
Mike Reiss writes that the Patriots offensive line will catch a bit of a break, as according to head coach Jim Schwartz aren’t likely to see Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch during this match-up.
Monique Walker of the Globe looks at the upcoming game, and while it may only be preseason, she writes that it’s still a meaningful one for New England.
Rich Garven of the Worcester Telegram writes that so far the players in the locker room are happy with the 4-3 defensive scheme, and they feel that the ‘attacking style’ of defense is working so far.
Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle has an article on Jerod Mayo, who has been moved around but so far has thrived with the changes and likes the fact it continues to change.
“We’re a very multiple defense,” he said Tuesday. “One week we may come out with pressure and the next week we may come back with sitting back in coverage. So you never know, and I think that’s a good quality of this defense. “We did a good job executing the game plan that Coach (Bill) Belichick had,” he added. “It changes every week and I’m very excited how it started off. You never know what Coach Belichick is coming up with in his office.”
Glen Farley has the full transcript of Belichick’s press conference from yesterday in this blog entry.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald has an article on Chad Ochocinco, who has been busy reviewing past game film as he continues working hard to understand the Patriots offensive system.
Ricky Dolyle of NESN also has an article on Ochocinco, who recently challenged Michael Vick to a game of Madden, with the loser having to give their first game check to charity.
Tom Layman of the Herald has an article on the recently signed Shaun Ellis, who is ‘all about winning’ here with his new team.
Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal writes that with the amount of additional players on the roster this year, the Patriots have more difficult decisions than usual heading into next week’s roster cutdown.
An interesting note out of the Southwest Riverside News network. Former Patriot Junior Seau is being enshrined into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. Great news for Seau, with his former teammates, Rodney Harrison, saying yesterday via Twitter he was the best defensive player he’s ever played with.
And finally Jennifer Toland of the Worcester Telegram has a feature on three of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders who are from western Massachusetts, with photos of each one.
That’s it for this morning. We’ll have more updates in a bit.