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New England Patriots links 1/29/18 - Bye week over, Patriots officially on to Minneapolis

Daily news and links for a Super Bowl week Monday

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  • Ryan Hannable Sunday 7: Good vibes coming from Patriots this week.
  • Adam Kurkjian gives us five Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl storylines to watch for this week: The hype is about to hit full swing.
  • Stephen Hewitt Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady’s hand still not 100 percent.
  • Mike Reiss reports Tom Brady cut short his weekly interview on WEEI, saying he was disappointed that one of the station’s hosts made disparaging remarks about his 5-year-old daughter. Brady added that he would evaluate if he will appear on the station again. /Good for him.
  • Mike Reiss notes that though he’s still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, Rob Gronkowski participated in practice again Sunday -- and was in good spirits afterward.
  • Adam Kurkjian hears from former players on how Dante Scarnecchia and the Patriots know how to prepare the O-line.
  • Kevin Duffy brings up how Marquis Flowers requested a trade from the Bengals, ended up in New England and the ‘crazy year’ that followed.
  • Karen Guregian notes if the Patriots complete their second dynasty, a new batch of Patriots players will become legends.
  • David Albiani (FullPressCoverage) Know your enemy: Patriots prepare to battle Eagles.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us everything there is to know about the Eagles heading into Super Bowl LII.
  • Ryan Hannable notes former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo appeared on NFL Network to detail what it takes to beat Brady and the Patriots.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Patriots fans prove loyalty, not envy conquers all.
  • Ron Borges explains how the middle of the field transformed into an indefensible area for NFL offenses.
  • Rob Bradford wants everyone to admit the Tom Brady movie was a good idea. “What we have been introduced to ... was a productive exercise: offering up layers of explanations for Brady’s greatness. That’s all. And that’s enough.”
  • Karen Guregian talks about why the Patriots don’t get tight when games do: The Patriots have chalked up five Super Bowl wins by the skin of their teeth.
  • Mike Reiss ranks Tom Brady’s top 10 playoff performances. Not easy to choose.
  • Steve Buckley believes Bill Belichick is on the hunt for some good bulletin board material.
  • Mike Reiss hears Patriots players recall where they were when Bill Belichick was hired, on the 18th anniversary of that fateful day.
  • Jeff Howe (Jeff Howe Show) Matchup advantages and disadvantages for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (23.33 min. audio)