by Scott Benson
What I’m reading this morning while anxiously awaiting Charlie Casserly’s latest explosive revelation (how’s this one – Texans, Freed From Former GM’s Incompetence, Start 2-0):
In the Globe, Mike Reiss has his weekly Football Notes, topped by good news on former Pats lineman Joe Andruzzi’s battle with cancer. The unsung Andruzzi is back in New England and in remission from the disease he’s been fighting for the last four months. Best wishes as always from all Pats fans to Joe and his family.
Chris Gasper takes us to the field, where the Pats will face the 0-2 Bills this afternoon in Foxboro, after two highly charged games that may leave them fighting complacency today. Gasper and Reiss share the daily notebook, where Randall Gay is enjoying newfound health and Brandon Meriweather is getting ready to fill in for another chronically-injured Patriot, Eugune Wilson, who may miss today’s game with an ankle problem.
In his weekly scouting report, Jim McBride likes the Pats in every matchup today.
At the Herald, John Tomase considers whether the Patriots can go 16-0. Karen Gurgeian has the Pats D trying to one-up each other in her daily notes. Tomase has five things to look for today, including the let-down factor that would seem to be the first threat to that 16-0 record.
Down at the ProJo, Shalise Manza Young has a feel good piece on Jarvis Green, who is filling in for Marquise Hill while filling in for Richard Seymour. In her game analysis, SMY likes the Pats across the board this afternoon. Bob McGarry has a look at the rest of the NFL games this weekend.
Jim Donaldson says Scott Pioli gets an A+ for his off-season roster building, which seems more like a shot at Theo Epstein than anything else. Hey Jim, if you’d graded Epstein after just two weeks of his season, wouldn’t he have gotten an A+ too? Good timing on the shots at Theo, given his team clinched a playoff berth last night.
Manza Young finishes up with an up close with Pats lineman Ryan O’Callaghan. I loved the second year man’s description of the wide variety of music he has in his car, which ranges from Garth Brooks to Alan Jackson. A Renaissance man.
I’ll be back after the game with a wrap-up of the day’s action. In the meantime, you can check Reiss’s Pieces and The Point After for the latest updates, and if the Sunday Links has only whet your appetite for more reading this morning, then by all means head over to patriotslinks.com for more.