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New England Patriots Links 1/21/14 - Cleaning Out the Lockers

New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 1/21/14

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Let's play 'What's wroing with this picture?'
Doug Pensinger



  • Rich Levine calls this merely the end of a season, not an era.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price wrap up 2013 and look forward to a busy offseason, (5.17 min. video)
  • Jeff Howe starts looking ahead at the free agent process.
  • Field Yates sorts out the Patriots' offseason priorities.
  • Jeff Howe issues a memo to the Patriots with five imperatives, including "Land Larry Fitzgerald".
  • Doug Kyed believes the Patriots' 'what ifs' should be answered in a much-improved 2014.
  • Field Yates examines the roster by contract length.
  • Field Yates lists the entire set of draft picks for the Pats, except for however many compensatory picks are awarded.
  • Tedy Bruschi says that after a valiant run, the Patriots can pick up the pieces and move on.
  • Steve Buckley points out Tom Brady's expiration date is rapidly approaching. 
  • Gerry Callahan doesn't like Bill Belichick calling out Wes Welker.
  • Christopher Price offers five thoughts on Wes Welker, Aqib Talib, pick plays and rub routes.
  • Obnoxious Boston Fan thinks Bill Belichick is mad at Welker when he really should be mad at himself.
  • Erik Frenz looks at 'the receiver's' hit on Aqib Talib to see if it was legal.
  • Mark Daniels notes LeGarrette Blount hopes to remain in New England, and one of the things he appreciates is that everyone has to earn their playing time.
  • Jeff Howe picks five takeaways from Patriots-Broncos: Talib was the difference.
  • Tom E. Curran says the Patriots spent 2013 making shadow monsters on the wall, but Sunday the batteries in their flashlight ran out. "Think about it. Tom Brady is going to get heat the next few months because he overthrew Matthew Slater, Julian Edelman and Austin Collie badly in the first half..."
  • Zuri Berry provides a few final thoughts on the 2013 Patriots season.
  • The AP picks some highlights and lowlights of the Patriots' 13-5 season.
  • Ron Borges wears gloves to issue his AFCCG Report Card, because he doesn't want to get his hands dirty.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Stephen Gostkowski earns a Pro Bowl nod now that Matt Prater advanced to the Super Bowl; Aqib Talib will not attend because of his knee injury; DE Jake Bequette (3rd round, 2012) is nervous about his future after being passed by 7th rounder Michael Buchanan and Andre Carter this season; Patriots signed 7 of the 8 players on the practice squad to future contracts; DL Marcus Forston was the odd man out.