Over on Patriots Daily this morning, we’re Trading Places with the Colts bloggers from 18to88.com, and you might be surprised (or not) to find out that Colts fans still think Tom Brady is just a product of the Belichick system, and that they guy they really fear is Randy Moss. There is also some good information on the Colts defense there, and why all the injuries aren’t as big a deal as some might think.
Adam Kilgore has a look at the links between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, and how they are the best of this era. Ian R. Rapoport has the two quarterbacks ready for the latest chapter in their rivalry. Andy Vogt says that the two have a mutual admiration society going on. Glen Farley has each QB talking glowingly about the other. Mark Farinella has them deflecting the spotlight off themselves and placing it on the other.
Rich Garven has a good look at the Patriots remade defense, which is getting noticed around the NFL. Brian MacPherson has Bill Belichick talking about the challenge of trying to defend Peyton Manning. Bill Burt says that overshadowed by all the Manning/Brady hype is the fact that this is a must-win game for the Patriots.
Albert R. Breer has Vince Wilfork focused on the job at hand, not his contract. Karen Guregian has Wilfork refuting any notion that progress was made on a new deal over the bye week, but still remaining focused on his job.
Christopher Price lists out his five favorite moments from Patriots/Colts. Tom E. Curran has his three greatest games. The Projo PatsBlog is going to look at each game between the two teams this decade. Jim Donaldson looks at game one and game two today.
Shalise Manza Young has Colts coach Jim Caldwell keeping things consistent after replacing Tony Dungy. Farinella has Manning and the Colts impressed with former Mansfield High School and Holy Cross wide receiver Brett McDermott, who was in their camp this summer.
Jonathan Comey puts the Patriots fourth in his NFL power rankings.
Jeff Jacobs has the UFL coming to Hartford tonight, and probably getting a franchise next season.
Monique Walker’s notebook has Jonathan Wilhite back at practice, after missing last week with a stomach virus. Rapoport’s notebook has more on Wilhite’s return from illness. Young’s Patriots Journal has the Colts making the most of their unbalanced offense. Vogt’s notebook has more on the Patriots using Wilfork as a defensive end. Garven’s notebook has more on Wilfork. Farley’s notebook has the Colts in pursuit of perfection.