Daily News and Links for 8/22/14
- Bob Wallace explains the business and technology challenges the NFL faces in streaming live games over the internet to anxious fans.
- Patriots vs. Panthers broadcast information.
- Patriots Today - Inside the Patriots production meeting. (5.58 min. video)
- Jeff Howe says that tonight could turn into an extended sneak preview of a defensive scheme alteration, highlighting their flexibility.
- Jeff Howe gives us five things to watch tonight: Interchangeable base defense.
- Mike Reiss tells us what he'll be watching tonight: Good test for the run defense.
- Mike Reiss shares a few quick notes on the Panthers: Keep an eye on the Chandler Jones-Byron Bell matchup.
- Glen Farley tells us the players say there's been more of a regular-season feel to it all with tonight's third game of the preseason here.
- Mark Farinella sees the Patriots' starters facing their most significant preseason test tonight vs. Carolina.
- The AP reports the Panthers already played their big preseason game against Kansas City, but the Patriots will play theirs tonight.
- Tom E. Curran notes Tom Brady made clear to the media that the Patriots are all-in every season, and have been for more than a decade.
- Oliver Thomas focuses on which roster spots are on the line for New England.
- Tom E. Curran picks three Patriots in trouble heading into tonight's game.
- Mark Daniels credits the intangibles that have helped Malcolm Butler write his rags-to-riches story.
- Adam Kurkjian notes Jonas Gray can make the type of attention-grabbing play that players need to make in order to gain a roster spot.
- Phil Perry reports that according to Brady, there is not a better FB in the league than James Develin.
- Ryan Hannable focuses on the preseason performance of OL Jordan Devey.
- Mark Daniels reports WR Brandon LaFell admits he's still got a lot to learn, and a lot to adjust to on and off the field.
- Mark Farinella points out Brandon Browner knows he is an easy target under the watchful eyes of the referees.
- a dope-slap when it comes to daydreaming about Tony Gonzalez coming to New England. gives Pats fans
- Mike Reiss tells us the Patriots will once again be wearing white for the third preseason game in a row.
- Mike Reiss breaks down which players showed up on more than two top units in last week's preseason game, to get an idea of their value on special teams.
- Mike Reiss offers the transcript of his weekly online chat: Expectation is that we'll see starters into the third quarter.
- Tom E. Curran notes the extra point experiment may soon be permanent.
- Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dominique Easley has worn out the film during his quest to become the same disruptive force he was in college; Brandon Browner points out Panthers' rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin as a go-to target for the Carolina offense; The Marcus Forston and D.J. Williams cuts may have been made in advance of Tuesday's roster cut-down day, to get to 75 players.
- Glen Farley Patriots Notebook: Jeremy Gallon stayed in the meeting room and stayed watching film when he couldn't practice with the team.
- Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Five questions: New England Patriots.
- Chris Wesseling (NFL.com) Patriots season preview: Return to Super Bowl?
- David Newton (ESPN) Panthers starters to play first half vs. Patriots.
- Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Over/under: Looking at 20 NFL players' statistical projections. Patriots RB James White listed.
- Chris Burke & Doug Farrar (SI) Most compelling players to watch in the regular season. Darrelle Revis for the Pats.
- Andrew Brandt (The MMQB) NFL needs a D-League.
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