Here are this morning’s top stories:
Pepper Johnson says he wanted to get out from Bill Belichick’s ‘shadow’ – Shalise Manza Young – Manza Young has comments from former linebacker coach Pepper Johnson, who had some interesting comments on his decision to move on from New England.
Patriots on the bubble – Zuri Berry – Berry writes that if the Patriots are going to win a Super Bowl, they’ll have to upgrade a select number of positions and has a couple of interesting names on “the bubble”.
How can the Patriots find their own Kam Chancellor? – Jeff Howe – Howe has an interesting article pondering how the Patriots could add a physical presence like Chancellor to their defense.
Pepper on escaping Belichick ‘shadows’ – Mike Reiss – Reiss has his reaction on Johnson’s comments, and has some expanded comments from the interview.
Free agent snapshot: Brent Grimes – Christopher Price – Price has an entry looking at Grimes as a potential option for the Patriots.
Patriots’ 2014 Defensive Blueprint: Vince Wilfork Can Help Free Up Salary Cap Room – Doug Kyed – Kyed has an article this morning looking at the Patriots defensive line and looks at where they can save salary cap money.
Pepper Johnson: Patriots Players Had Trouble Reading Bill Belichick – Doug Kyed – Kyed has more comments from Johnson, who revealed that the Patriots coach can be hard to read at times.
Rob Gronkowski Spotted Playing Beer Pong At Providence College (Photo) - Gronkowski’s knee appears to be doing better (sigh).
New England Patriots mailbag: How in the world would the Patriots Ever Beaten the Seahawks? – Nick Underhill – Underhill has his mailbag, which features some interesting bits in this entry.