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New England Patriots Links 1/28/16 - Patriots Must Ensure Defense Stays Stacked

Daily news and links for 1/28/16

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  • Kevin Duffy explains why he believes the Patriots defense will be stacked for years to come.
  • Mike Reiss highlights how strategic planning must start now for the Patriots with their 'Big Four' on defense.
  • Doug Kyed checks out the Patriots' biggest defensive needs going into 2016.
  • Jeff Howe posts a compilation of the defensive statistics tracked throughout the season.
  • Chad Finn writes that this season might have been the most admirable of Tom Brady's career. And it had to be the most exhausting.
  • Mike Reiss shares Tom Brady's hand-written thank-you note to the team's fans.
  • Mark Daniels finds that in defeat, the 2015 Patriots took solace in their never-quit attitude.
  • Ben Volin concludes the Patriots' downfall was more a matter of execution than adjustment.
  • Christopher Price hears from Brian Baldinger on what went wrong with the O-line and how to fix it.
  • Matt Dolloff suggests it would make sense for the Pats to upgrade the talent at running back.
  • Jeff Howe reports that according to a source, Dion Lewis is on pace to be ready for training camp.
  • Jeff Howe breaks down the Patriots roster as it stands.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) We're on to 2016... Patriots roster and key free agents.
  • Ryan Hannable spotlights five Patriots who might not be back in 2016.
  • Chris Mason reviews the performance of the 2015 Patriots rookies, who overall made a good first impression.
  • Mark Daniels notes Bill Belchick reflected on his 16th anniversary of being named head coach of the New England Patriots, as "one of the best days of my life."
  • CSNNE Sports Tonight discusses how impressive Bill Belichick’s run with New England has been, and what the future has in store for him. (5.41 min. video)
  • CBS Boston reports Julian Edelman said he probably won't be watching Super Bowl 50 this year.
  • Steve Buckley wouldn't be surprised if the NFL conducts a "comprehensive review" of why "New England's Gang of Seven" is boycotting the Pro Bowl.
  • Ryan Hannable is concerned the Patriots might have a problem playing on grass.
  • Tom E. Curran reports Harold Nash, the Patriots strength and conditioning coach since 2011, is parting ways with the team, according to sources.
  • WEEI's Dale & Holley interview Bill Belichick Wednesday afternoon:"Really have a lot of respect for Dave [DeGuglielmo]. (25.50 min. audio)
  • Sam Galanis notes LaDainian Tomlinson calls out Patriots fans for criticizing the team after the loss. /Thought Pats fans were supposed to be blind homers.  Can't win.
  • Jeff Howe, Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: The Patriots’ rash of injuries hasn’t gone unchecked as strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash was fired yesterday; Belichick explained several big decisions during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss.