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New England Patriots Links 1/01/15 - Happy New Year Edition

Daily News and Links for 1/01/15

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  • Lee Schechter notes Brandon Browner has a simple New Year's resolution: "Win it all."
  • Lee Schechter notes Jamie Collins has an impressive blend of speed, strength and sheer athleticism, and Belichick considers himself 'lucky to have him.'
  • Jeff Howe believes Dont’a Hightower is living up to his number and the Pats' linebacker lineage.
  • Mark Daniels notes the Patriots' first-year players are right where they hoped they'd be.
  • Lee Schechter reports the team held a Blue-White scrimmage inside of Gillette Stadium on Wednesday.
  • Karen Guregian reassures fans that Belichick has a replacement strategy in place if Josh McDaniels (or any other staff member) leaves.
  • Mike Reiss notes Tom Brady appears reflective and focused entering another playoff run.
  • Tom E. Curran talks with Tom Brady and finds his new deal comes from the heart.
  • Karen Guregian notes Tom Brady was willing to help management manipulate the roster because he truly believes it's a 'privilege to play here'.
  • Mark Daniels reports Tom Brady’s decision to restructure comes down to his desire to win.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Kyle Arrington's wife gave birth to their second son about an hour before kickoff Sunday; Belichick held a Blue on White scrimmage at Gillette (White team won - Defense - on a Stephen Gostkowski field goal) involving plenty of competition and trash talking on both sides; Brandon LaFell and Alan Branch were not spotted at practice yesterday.