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New England Patriots links 3/27/18 - Belichick prepared to ‘see how it goes’ this offseason

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  • Michael Hurley notes Robert Kraft provides a calming perspective on an otherwise turbulent Patriots offseason.
  • Jeff Howe notes Robert Kraft portrayed an optimistic tone while discussing the state of the Patriots and some of its most crucial stars.
  • Karen Guregian listened as Robert Kraft went to bat for Belichick at the owners meetings, doing his best to pump up and rehabilitate his coach, who has taken quite a few hits since the Super Bowl.
  • Ryan Hannable suggests it may be time to stop overreacting about the Patriots this offseason.
  • Doug Kyed calls attention to slot receiver Riley McCarron, re-signed to their roster after the Super Bowl loss, who’s quicker than Amendola, more agile than Edelman, faster than Hogan and more explosive than Welker.
  • Zack Cox recaps Bill Belichick’s thoughts on the Patriots’ six offseason additions from the coaches breakfast.
  • Doug Kyed says ‘ultimately, it seems Belichick, like Patriots fans and media, legitimately doesn’t know who will be the team’s starting left tackle in 2018.’
  • Ryan Hannable relays Bill Belichick’s reaction when asked about losing Nate Solder, Dion Lewis, Malcolm Butler and Danny Amendola in free agency.
  • Doug Kyed notes Bill Belichick says one aspect of coaching he likes is seeing the players he drafts work up to what he calls an “elite” level of play.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick shuts down question about meeting with Tom Brady.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) McDaniels opens up about return to the Patriots.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Robert Kraft confirms he met with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Robert Kraft doesn’t seem worried about Gronk’s pending retirement decision.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Robert Kraft realizes team needs to draft Tom Brady QB insurance.