Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe takes a closer look at Bill Belichick after a loss with some great insight from Chris Long.
“It’s just straight up,” Long said. “That’s what you miss a lot in pro football. You want your head coach to get up there and call it how it is and do it in front of the entire team. No favorites. Don’t sugarcoat it. And that’s what’s done. In a room full of everybody that’s relevant in that building from a football standpoint. Your mistakes are up there on the big screen for everybody to see and they’re addressed head-on. That can be ugly, but it needs to happen.” Chris Long
Hayden Bird of Boston.com relays Tedy Bruschi's theory why N'Keal Harry didn't dress for the first game he was eligible for coming off of IR.
The Providence Journal's Mark Daniels takes a deeper look at the season Stephon Gilmore is putting together, worthy of Defensive Player of the Year consideration.
Andy Hart has his nine Patriots looking for a bigger second half of the season. Hart and Ryan Hannable of WEEI hand out their midseason awards.
Mark Schofield of PatsPulpit breaks down three offensive plays from the Ravens game that could be reason for optimism.