Bill Simmons uses “Top Gun” quotes to give us the first part of his NFL preview.

In the Patriot Ledger’s NFL preview, Eric McHugh says the Pats are contenders again. Ron Hobson says you don’t question the man with ring. McHugh speculates as to what the Patriot defense can do. Del Jones looks at Tom Brady. McHugh also looks at the gamble of releasing Milloy. Chad Finn says that Milloy wasn’t being a team player by refusing to redo his deal. A different view from many of the stories you’ve read so far. Tom King looks at the candidates for safety. Glen Farley considers the departure of Milloy.

Mike Loftus looks at the signing of Felix Potvin