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New England Patriots links 1/26/18 - Rebuilt defensive front features immovable Malcom Brown

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The un-movable Malcom Brown
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  • Jeff Howe remembers where the Patriots have seen the Eagles’ multi-look offense before: Week one against the Chiefs.
  • Doug Kyed explains why the Patriots had their eye on the Eagles long before Super Bowl LII. /Any Pats fans surprised about this?
  • Adam Kurkjian talks up the Patriots’ rebuilt defensive front that has already exceeded expectations.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) James Harrison signing already paying dividends.
  • Joe Fitzgerald writes how the Patriots run of glory is a bit less popular among its foes.
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Patriots Thursday observations, AFC Championship review.
  • Mike Reiss mentions how a hard-working and fiery Brandin Cooks has earned the respect of his teammates.
  • Mike Reiss tells the story behind the framed Eagles jersey at the home of Danny Amendola.
  • Mike Reiss notes James Develin recalls how it stung when the Patriots beat his hometown Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. Now, “it’s come full circle a little bit,” he said.
  • Mike Reiss says Super Bowl media night won’t be as much fun without Gronk at a podium.
  • Ricky Doyle passes along a rumor that Rob Gronkowski will ‘absolutely be good to go’ for Super Bowl LI.
  • Jeff Howe notes Malcolm Butler is ready for what could be the final time he wears a Patriots uniform. “Yeah, it crossed my mind.”
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Brandin Cooks looks to build off strong AFC title game.
  • Rich Thompson sees the Pats out to break the hex of scoreless first quarters in their Super Bowls.
  • Tom E. Curran addresses the whispers (not outright accusations, of course) suggesting something illegal behind Tom Brady’s post-40 greatness.
  • Michael Goodpaster (TheGruelingTruth) Is the NFL rigged for the Patriots? Patriots conspiracy? Or are people just stupid? /I’ll go with option B.
  • Tom E. Curran talks about lowlifes like ESPN’s Dan LeBatard and Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis who speculate about Brady and PEDs. /‘not saying, just saying’
  • Steve Buckley takes the fact that Tom Brady still has his deflategate suspension letter as proof he’s not a robot and he loves revenge just as much as we do. /Difference is, to Brady revenge means winning.
  • Adam Kurkjian reviews the first installment of “Tom vs. Time”: Brady reflects on sacrifice, Alex Guerrero influence.
  • The Herald Staff sees the NFL Pro Bowl as a gathering place for the brokenhearted.