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New England Patriots links 2/12/19 - Changes ahead, and not just to Bill Belichick’s boat

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NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams
Devin McCourty tackles Todd Gurley
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  • Ryan Hannable revisits the Patriots storylines from a year ago this week, and looking at how things have changed.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots coaching carousel takes a toll but Belichick remains.
  • Phil Perry wonders if Greg Schiano can have the same success as Brian Flores in first season with Patriots.
  • Zack Cox predicts minimal changes in 2019 in the Patriots’ productive backfield.
  • Ryan Hannable says Julian Edelman’s value as a big-game performer is his most overlooked trait.
  • Michael Hurley notes Julian Edelman explains how Bill Belichick always fills the roster with high-quality players.
  • Matt Dolloff points out an item that talks about how Peyton Manning inadvertently helped the Patriots defense dominate the Super Bowl.
  • Zack Cox tells us where Devin and Jason McCourty stand on potential retirement decisions.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Patrick Chung has a heckuva gruesome scar from his broken arm.
  • Nick Goss relays Patriots players on what’s the most surprising thing about Bill Belichick.
  • Matt Dolloff reminds us that the Patriots are set to have 12 picks in 2019 NFL Draft, including three in first two rounds.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: Patriots could catch break with NFL’s kickoff game scheduling.
  • CBS Boston’s Sports Final crew debates which Patriots free agents will be back in 2019.
  • Phil Perry takes a look at the Kyle Murray question with Patriots eye.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard passes along the report - and photo - of Bill Belichick’s re-painted boat to reflect his team’s Super Bowl LIII win.
  • Zack Cox notes Brandon King mentioned how the Patriots locker room in Atlanta was way too quiet so the team called in an emergency boom box delivery during Super Bowl week.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) On the field after Super Bowl LIII. The Patriots released more behind the scenes Super Bowl LIII video this week. (2.33 min. video)
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Here’s every catch from Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP performance.


  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) Predicting 2019 NFL offseason dominoes: Free agents, trades that could cause ripples.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Kareem Hunt signs with the Browns, Kyler Murray picks football, More NFL news.
  • Mark Chichester (Pro Football Focus) From seventh-round QB to Super Bowl MVP WR: Julian Edelman’s importance to the Patriots’ passing attack cannot be understated.
  • Adam Rank ( Unpopular Opinions: Patriots’ Julian Edelman is a Hall of Famer.
  • Kevin Patra ( Julian Edelman: The Patriots ‘grade people differently’.
  • Eric Eager (Pro Football Focus) Are NFL running backs easily replaceable: the story of the 2018 NFL season.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Predictions for 2019 NFL season: Kyler Murray drafted early, Browns win AFC North and more fearless forecasts.
  • Arthur Arkush (Pro Football Weekly) NFL Draft: Here’s how trade-happy Rams, Patriots benefit now and later.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew ( RB stock watch: Derrick Henry up, LeSean McCoy down. Stock up on Sony Michel.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Top 20 NFL free agents: Jadeveon Clowney, Demarcus Lawrence top defense-heavy list.
  • Paul Duncan (Pro Football Focus) Players we’d like to see more of in 2019.
  • Adam Schein ( Biggest Super Bowl windows: Chiefs, Colts lead the pack. /Colts? Wut?
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Kyler Murray gets his official draft season welcome.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Kareem Hunt could have earned his way back into the NFL—but not this quickly.
  • Bryan Curtis (The Ringer) “The reset has been done”: Why the NFL draft combine is coming to ABC.