- Mike Reiss has a terrific piece on Josh McDaniels being coached up by Belichick, plus some interesting news and notes from around around the league.
- Chris Gasper reports Cassel accepts franchise tag from Patriots.
- Jim Donaldson tells Steelers fans to calm down, Pats are still team of the decade.
Tom Wilcox notes Belichick will have to make a decision on Vince Wilfork, who is entering the last year of his rookie contract.
- Harvey Araton (New York Times) Assessing a pretender to the throne. The quarterback controversy brewing in New England.
- Chris Mortensen (ESPN) Matt Cassel accepts Pats franchise tender.
- Don Banks (SI) A dozen NFL offseason questions.
- Michael Silver (Yahoo! Sports) Brace yourself for offseason madness.
- Barry Jackson (ProFootball Weekly) The Griddy Awards: PFW's annual scorecard of the year's top NFL announcers.
- Sporting News Magazine Seven deadly truths: Why the Pro Bowl deserves to die.
- Mike Florio (Sporting News) Ten ways to improve the Pro Bowl.
- Rick Gosselin (Dallas News) NFL special teams rankings.
- Scouts Inc. (ESPN) NFL Free Agent tracker.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) How the AFC East is faring so far in the mock draft frenzy.
- Gary Myers (NY Daily News) Jets hope to get answer from Brett Favre in 10 days.