The Patriots looked good last night, pounding the Atlanta Falcons 28-10 in the second preseason game. It’s ridiculously early, but this already seems like a different team than last year. Get all the Patriots coverage at PatriotsLinks.com.
Nice to see Joe Buck in midseason form last night, complaining We wanted to talk to some Patriots, but they won’t allow it. He talked about trying to “piece together” who was going to play and who wasn’t. Apparently the folks at FOX don’t have access to the internet and can’t look at the local media outlets, who reported who didn’t come on the trip, and who practiced and didn’t practice.
Sure, blame Belichick for your inability to find information that is out there if you’re just willing to look for it.
Ten Things We Learned Thursday: Hernandez is something special - Christopher Price looks at what we can take away from last night’s game.
Patriots 28, Falcons 10: Five things to remember - Tom E Curran has a few things to remember as well.
Wes Welker returns to Pats in no time - Mike Reiss looks at the return of 83.
Patriots strike a fine balance - Shalise Manza Young has the first unit looking sharp and efficient.
Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris run wild - Ian Rapoport has the “old guys” still getting the job done.
Two-minute drill - Looking for negatives? Hector Longo has plenty.
Support felt from Ron Brace - Rapoport’s notebook has the second year D-Lineman making his presence felt with a forced fumble.
For Beckett, 2010 remains an unsolved riddle - Alex Speier looks at a lost season for Beckett.
Middlebrooks turning the corner at third base - Peter Abraham’s minor league notebook has a look at Single A third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who has impressed this season. He also has updates on Casey Kelly and others.
Doubront’s long journey from Lowell to Boston - Jessica Camerato has a feature on Felix Doubront.
Another day, another on DL - Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has Jarrod Saltalamacchia the latest to be sidelined.
Media Roundup: Yeah, More Critical – That’s Exactly What We Need - My SB Nation Boston column looks at Chris Casper’s premise that we need to be more critical of the Patriots and less critical of the Red Sox.
A glance at this weekend’s Red Sox/BlueJays series at Fenway from a ticket perspective.