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New England Patriots links 2/11/19 - Offseason Plan: Get a deal done for Brady

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots D was real MVP; The Patriots will have significant turnover on their coaching staff in 2019; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Dont’a Hightower reflects on missing only one game this season, fan support following Super Bowl.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: An emotional Bill Belichick; More.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) NFL news, notes, numbers and nuggets: Super Bowl 53 revisit.
  • Evan Lazar offers a five-step plan for the Patriots offseason: Extending Tom Brady’s contract is the top priority.
  • Andrew Callahan focuses on 10 steps the Patriots can take to repeat as Super Bowl champions. 1. Extend Tom Brady.
  • Rich Garven runs through some of the Patriots looming offseason decisions: Get a deal done for Brady.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) 2019 NFL free agent profile: Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • Mike Reiss wrote a nice piece on his blog, sharing some personal reflections from the season on the morning of the Super Bowl.
  • Tom E. Curran says he’s hearing the Patriots are entering the offseason with “zero drama”.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots off-season reset.
  • Karen Guregian wonders that with six championships now on the books, how outrageous is it to think Patriots might pull off No. 7?
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Sony Michel displayed remarkable maturity, humility in Patriots’ Super Bowl run.
  • Michael Hurley points out how Rob Gronkowski completed a full regular season’s worth of playoff games. His numbers in those 16 playoff contests are eye-popping.
  • Mark Dunphy hears from Jordan Spieth on how Tom Brady is ‘the most competitive human being I’ve ever met’.
  • Michael Hurley highlights the Super Bowl edition of NFL Turning Point and gives Josh McDaniels credit for helping Tom Brady and the offense win Super Bowl LIII.
  • Sean T. McGuire relays how a writer’s tip to Bill Belichick “A kid you might want to take a look at is this quarterback out of Kent State” led them to scout Julian Edelman.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman explains why he wears the tiniest jersey possible.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Patrick Chung on broken arm in Super Bowl: ‘The pain, the sacrifice, the tears’ were worth it.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Duron Harmon on Sirius XM’s Opening Drive with Ross Tucker and Charlie Weis: “We wanted to send Brian Flores off the right way in Super Bowl LIII.”
  • NESN reports Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty present an award to Lady Gaga at the Grammys
  • Ryan Hannable thumbnails some in-house candidates who could replace the Patriots assistant coaches.
  • Ryan Hannable debunks the myth that Greg Schiano is bringing in ‘his guys’ for the Patriots defensive coaching staff.


  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Key 2019 NFL offseason dates, schedule, big questions and league priorities.
  • Scott Horner (IndyStar) What you need to know about the NFL Scouting Combine 2019 in Indianapolis.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) 2019 NFL Draft Guide.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: McCourtys tell all about Super Bowl LIII: From Flores’s plays to Hoyer’s crucial role.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: From his Hollywood haven, Julian Edelman reflects on LIII MVP, his path and being a perfect Patriot.
  • Dave Archibald (InsideThePylon) Super Bowl LIII: The blowout that wasn’t.
  • John Hermsmeyer (FiveThirtyEight) The Rams really made a mess of things.
  • Cameron DaSilva (RamsWire) Sean McVay knew Patriots were using Bears’ blueprint after one play.
  • Kyle Koster (TheBigLead) Rams assistant coach Chris Shula called Tom Brady “A f---ing pretty boy” before Super Bowl. /yeah, that’s Don Shula’s grandson.
  • Jeremy Bergman ( Robey-Coleman hit with another $26K fine for SB hit.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Should Patriots’ defense have been named Super Bowl MVP?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Julian Edelman hides behind “league rules” to avoid discussing PED suspension.
  • Bucky Brooks ( NFL lessons to learn from Patriots’ title run; a new hiring trend?
  • Jonathan Jones (SI) The offseason quarterback moves each NFL team should consider (if any).
  • Steven Ruiz (USA Today) Opinion: Super Bowl LIII was more proof Bill Belichick never needed Tom Brady to win a ring.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Jim Irsay attempts to define what it means to be the greatest team ever. /What a jackwagon.
  • Akeem Glaspie (IndyStar) Colts owner Jim Irsay has more to say about GOAT teams. “The G.O.A.T. Standard for NFL Teams is simple and I’ve discussed the seemingly impossible goal with many in NFL circles over the last half of Century- 3 World Championships in a row- NO ONE’S DONE IT! Colt’s Fans Dream Boldly”
  • Gabe Fernandez (Deadspin) Jim Irsay moves goalposts on “G.O.A.T.” debate in a way that conveniently discounts the Patriots accomplishments: Filed to: This is so stupid.
  • Barrett Sallee (CBS Sports) Jim Harbaugh calls for Tom Brady statue on Michigan campus after latest Super Bowl triumph.
  • Jeremy Willis (ESPN) NFL 2018 quiz: How well do you remember the season?
  • Ben Morgan (LoadedBoxPodcast) The art of losing.
  • Tony Defeo (SteelCurtainRising) The weakness of the AFC East has contributed to the Patriots dynasty. /Take it away, Jackson Browne.
  • Rich Cimini (ESPN) Jets’ Adam Gase includes ex-adversaries Joe Vitt, Gregg Williams on staff. /Interesting situation may be brewing on NYJ.