Jim McBride of the Boston Globe speaks with Sony Michel about his early-season struggles. “We’ve got to be able to execute,’’ Michel said. “Can’t rely on what happened last year. We’re a different team, we’re playing against different teams. Just got to be able to take on the challenge.’’
Christopher Price of the Boston Globe highlights Bills tackle Dion Dawkins saying his team is on a mission and what the Patriots defense has done so far against other teams doesn't matter.
Deyscha Smith of the Boston Globe has a deep dive on Chase Winovich as seen through author John Bacon's new book. There's even a fun tidbit about Tom Brady doing teammates laundry while at Michigan.
Hayden Bird recaps an article from longtime NFL writer Bob McGinn as he busts out all the old scouting reports on Brady coming out of college. Lots of fun stuff in here.
Andrew Callahan, now of the Boston Herald after moving over from MassLive, examines the Patriots need to get their run game going.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal takes a closer look at Jamie Collins' explosive start, a throwback to his early days with the Patriots.
Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic interviews a bunch of former Bills about their 2011 win over the Patriots. Lots of great stuff in here, even if the Pats did lose the game. It shows what kind of game the Bills will need to put together.
Jim Hackett of WEEI wonders if we should start to worry about Stephen Gostkowski after his missed extra point last week.
Jeff Howe of The Athletic speaks with a bunch of current Patriots about Jamie Collins' freakish athleticism and all the crazy things they've seen he's capable of. Money quote from Dont'a Hightower:
"There was a backflip down the hill. I know everyone is saying he does the backflips. But I think the first time was in 2013 or 2014, we just finished practice and he did a backflip going down the hill in full gear leaving practice. Just talking nonchalant like, 'I’ll do a backflip right now,' and then turned around and did it going down the hill." Dont'a Hightower to Jeff Howe
Tweets of Note
Get to the Patriots Pro Shop and get one of these new re-released throwback jerseys. The Pats won't be wearing them in a game this year but that doesn't mean you can't!