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New England Patriots links 2/19/19 - Brady still able to ‘go out there and sling it’ when needed

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  • Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate (even if it’s a longshot) whether the Patriots should be interested in either Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham Jr. if they are available.
  • Patriots Unfiltered Free agency preview; Plus, a wide variety of offseason hot topics. (2 hour program.


  • Michael McMahon asserts that despite having his arm strength called into question over the years, Tom Brady has shown that he still can sling it when he needs to.
  • Michael Hurley finds that there is now more than an entire game’s worth of Tom Brady clutch drives in the Super Bowl and the postseason.
  • Kevin Duffy takes a look at where the Patriots stand at wide receiver: This could be the most significant turnover in years and the Pats will likely look to free agency to restock.
  • Matt Dolloff discusses how the Patriots have fresh opportunities to trade for post-hype receivers on the cheap.
  • Bill Speros finds that Julian Edelman has been running at full throttle since he took the field in Super Bowl LIII, and mentions that the beard is back.
  • Evan Lazar reminds us the Patriots’ insurance policy for if Trent Brown bolts in free agency: Second-year tackle Isaiah Wynn.
  • Zack Cox continues his offseason outlook series with a look at what the future holds for the Pats resurgent linebacking corps.
  • Andrew Callahan explains New England can apply the franchise tag anytime from Feb. 19 through 4 p.m. on March 5: It’s a quick fix, but it’s expensive.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us why it’s unlikely the Pats will use the franchise tag.
  • Phil Perry discusses the ways the franchise tag might complicate a potential Patriots-Flowers marriage.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Why the 2019 Patriots will be even better than their 2018 counterparts.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Evaluating team needs by position entering 2019; More.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Pondering Patriots’ franchise tag possibilities.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: Patriots aggressively pursued trading for Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Scott Chiusano reports Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer told CNN the former 49ers QB very much still wants to return to the league, and that the Patriots could be a potential landing spot.
  • Andrew Callahan gives us a roundup of recent 2019 NFL mock drafts: Patriots take Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski replacements in first-round projections.



  • Michael Hurley says the Kaepernick collusion resolution ‘has to be seen as yet another hit against a league and a commissioner that has time and time again proven incapable of admitting any wrongdoing in any scenario at any moment in time.’
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) So when do we get to see Roger Goodell’s phone records?
  • Nancy Armour (USA Today) Opinion: Colin Kaepernick proves to be a winner again with settlement with NFL.
  • Michael Colangelo (TouchdownWire) 5 questions that remain after Colin Kaepernick-NFL settlement.
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by the daughter of Aaron Hernandez.
  • Dom Cosentino (Deadspin) Not even the lawyers can agree on what’s going on with the NFL concussion settlement.
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) Dismissal of painkiller lawsuit against NFL leaves unanswered questions.