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New England Patriots links 6/20/18 - Brady reiterates ‘45’

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Ask PFW Mailbag: Summer vacation begins.
  • John Rooke’s View from Above: TB12 gets an assist from Oprah.
  • Angelique Fiske reports Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and Matthew Slater moderated a debate between five of the six candidates for Suffolk County’s district attorney race.
  • Patriots offseason recap: Catch up on all the offseason happenings around the Patriots organization! (1 min. video)
  • PFW in Progress 6/19: Tom Brady’s recent interview with Oprah and whether he will play for another 2-3 years; Which WR will need to step up if Julian Edelman’s four-game suspension sticks; More. (2 hour program)


  • Mike Reiss offers some thoughts on Tom Brady’s see-no-evil monkey emojis and “Cuarenta y cinco” comment in response to an ESPN Instagram post speculating about when he may retire.
  • Karen Guregian thinks Tom Brady’s comments on ESPN’s Instagram account could be pointing toward a retirement age. “Or, it could mean something else entirely.” /I’m going with option A.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Tom Brady isn’t going anywhere.
  • Ryan Hannable suggests Brady could just be trolling.
  • Michael Hurley points out Tom Brady’s Instagram comment is proof he can still compete in a young man’s game.
  • NBC Sports Boston throws out the possibility that Brady’s response alludes to a potential contract extension where Brady could want $45 million in potential negotiations.
  • Rich Garven recaps all the tensions and sees the summer break arriving at just the right time for the Patriots.
  • Michael Hurley wonders if Tom Brady’s outlook would be different (considering how he hates losing) if Malcolm Butler had just played in the Super Bowl. /Butler was no guaranteed win.
  • Steve Buckley speculates on what Tom Brady will do when he retires from football.
  • Reddit post: After this season, Tom Brady will have officially played more seasons after his ACL injury then before. /Interesting.
  • Ryan Hannable thinks Rob Gronkowski should have been ranked in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s Top 100 players.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) What Patriots coaches will probably worry about this summer: 1. an Trent Brown (or Isaiah Wynn) play left tackle?
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Rodney Harrison shares his advice for Julian Edelman on PED suspension.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Tom Brady posts emotional open letter to his Best Buddies on Instagram.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Lorenzo Alexander recalls Rob Gronkowski’s epic end zone block against Colts.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Jalen Ramsey’s NFL Top 100 video shows he’s not afraid of the Patriots.
  • Mark Dunphy tells us where the Patriots ranked in the leaked Madden 19 player rankings.


  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady hints at playing until he’s 45 with Instagram comment.
  • Eric Edholm (Pro Football Weekly) Tom Brady — Team for the Ages.
  • Eric Edholm (Pro Football Weekly) Team for the Ages — Coach: Bill Belichick. “Give me the guy who hasn’t lost more than four games in eight seasons.”
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Terrell Owens isn’t brainwashing Julio Jones
  • Jeremy Bergman ( All-time XI, AFC East: Tom Brady is ruler of dynastic Patriots.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Ranking all 32 NFLQBs from best to worst. No. 1 Tom Brady.
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) Ranking all 32 NFL head coaches: Belichick faces more competition than ever. /Still No. 1.
  • Gil Brandt ( Projecting one future first-time Pro Bowler for each AFC team. Patriots: DE Trey Flowers.
  • Bud Elliott (SB Nation) If the NFL wants better QBs, it should develop them in a minor league.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Ranking likeliest new NFL playoff teams and which team each would replace.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Congress to hold hearing on sports betting next week.