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New England Patriots links 6/27/18 - Will Patriots be okay with Edelman as team’s No. 1 WR?

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  • Kevin Duffy reports that according to Bovada LV, Brady is considered one of the favorites to win MVP in 2018.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Who could dethrone Tom Brady on Top 100 next year?
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Should we be concerned that Julian Edelman is the Patriots No. 1 wide receiver?
  • Kevin Duffy tells us former Patriots RB Sammy Morris has been hired as assistant coach at Dean College.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Mike Haynes: New England Patriots of the past.
  • CBS Boston mentions that a local Eagles fan wants to rub her team’s Super Bowl victory in the face of Patriots Nation, by putting Brady’s fumble on a billboard.
  • Dakota Randall points out that a ‘Patriots are cheaters’ debate broke out on ESPN, because of course it did.


  • Michael Renner (Pro Football Focus) The NFL’s prototypical wide receiver for each alignment. Big Slot: Rob Gronkowski.
  • Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly) 2018 Wide receiver rankings.
  • Doug Farrar (Bleacher Report) Ranking the NFL’s best shutdown cornerbacks.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Ranking NFL backup QBs by team: Who has best contingency plan? Patriots 5th best.
  • Arthur Arkush (Pro Football Weekly) PFW Super 50: NFL’s elite regardless of position, 40-31: For Cowboys’ Smith and Patriots’ Hightower, injuries magnified their value in 2017.
  • Steve Palazzolo (Pro Football Focus) Breaking down PFF’s run concepts.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Do you trust Jameis Winston?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) New helmet rule continues to loom over 2018 season.
  • Dom Cosentino (Deadspin) How the NFL’ new helmet rule could change football as we know it.
  • Mark Schofield (InsideThePylon) Game Script: Part 1.
  • Jordan Reid (InsideThePylon) What’s the life of an NFL scout actually like?
  • Shlomo Sprung (Awful Announcing) Gene Steratore discusses his career as a referee, the advancement of replay technology and the difficulty of the catch rule.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) NFL vs. millennials: Football struggles to bridge the generation gap.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Giants’ Super Bowl legend Jeff Hostetler recounts time he drilled Bill Belichick in the head.
  • Kevin Boilard (247Sports) Power ranking the top 40 NFL quarterbacks before training camp.
  • Scott Kacsmar (Twitter) Most receiving yards in NFL history at age 38+. No. 8 Tom Brady (36).
  • Bomani Jones (ESPN) Is Brady being ranked No. 1 overall unreasonable? (1.20 min. video) /Didn’t watch, but will answer for him. “No.”