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New England Patriots links 4/10/18 - Belichick well aware he’s not an easy guy to play for

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

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TEAM TALK

LOCAL LINKS

  • Mike Reiss recalls a post-game presser from 2011 in which Belichick acknowledged “I know we demand a lot, this isn’t an easy place to play, and I’m not an easy guy to play for,” /Interesting read.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) First two rounds will be Patriots playground.
  • Mark Daniels looks at how the Patriots may fill positions of need through the draft: Running back.
  • Phil Perry talks up a pair of intriguing linebackers that could become available to the Patriots, now that they have the 23rd pick in the draft.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Tom Brady’s career is far from over.
  • Phil Perry is looking forward to a serious competition at wide receiver when camp begins, as the Pats now have a bunch of low-cost options at the position.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots stocking Brady’s potential weaponry with Matthews, Niklas.
  • Olivia Vanni Inside Track: Tom Brady is embarking on an Arabian adventure that will have him touching down in Qatar as part of his Best Buddies duties.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Jordan Matthews’ contract makes Chiefs look dumb.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Tuesday Patriots Notebook: Patriots need to avoid Manziel; Brandt has suggestion for Solder’s replacement.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Patriots to log private meeting with SMU WR Courtland Sutton.
  • Ryan Hannable finds it easy to side with Rob Gronkowski in Alex Guerrero-TB12 Method drama.
  • Tom E. Curran also is not a fan of how Bill Belichick is handling the Alex Guerrero situation.

NATIONAL NEWS

EXTRACURRICULAR

  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Packers’ appeal of Martellus Bennett grievance has not been heard yet.
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) Recent law firm report details how false actuarials are being used to derail NFL concussion settlement claims.
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) Why does Chris Seeger sound more like a mouthpiece for the NFL than advocate for players in the concussion settlement?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Insurance companies hope to force NFL doctors to surrender concussion documents.