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New England Patriots links 2/07/19 - Patriots’ Super Bowl roster high on talent, low on big-name stars

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Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
Duron Harmon helps Brandin Cooks drop that TD pass
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images



  • Glen Farley brings up the busy offseason that awaits the Patriots, with a number of decisions to be made by players and the team alike.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots Super Bowl film review: Defense edition.
  • Ryan Hannable shares some final Super Bowl thoughts, including why Brian Flores deserves more credit.
  • Ryan Hannable should have written, “How Patriots overcame ‘lack of big name stars’ to win Super Bowl, not ‘lack of talent’.
  • Michael Hurley says that when NFL Films put together all the mic’d up sound following the game, they found a whole lot of trash talk from Aaron Donald.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Free agency profiles: Trey Flowers - Trent Brown - Jason McCourty.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) How Julian Edelman pumped up Rob Gronkowski for crucial TD drive in Super Bowl LIII.
  • Matt McCarthy figures that all things considered, 6-3 in Super Bowls seems like a fair result for the Patriots.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Greg Schiano expected to be named new Patriots’ defensive coordinator.
  • Andew Mahoney introduces us to Greg Schiano and talks about his tough stint in the NFL.
  • Sean T. McGuire gives Bill Belichick and his staff the credit for the Super Bowl silence of the Rams.
  • Chad Finn is dreaming of Championship slam: Two teams down, two to go.
  • Sean T. McGuire talks about the positive influence Bill Belichick has had on local high school football coaches. “The Pats are always doing things the right way.”
  • Nicole Yang notes Rob Gronkowski says he got hit in the head by a beer can during the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade.
  • Tonight Show (YouTube) Jimmy Fallon guest Rob Gronkowski (5 min. video). /He was good.
  • Kevin Duffy issues his Patriots Report Card: Super Bowl LIII was a Bill Belichick masterpiece.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Super Bowl LIII report card: Grading New England’s offense.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Greg Schiano will be hired to fill the role of defensive coordinator, but his official title remains unclear.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Patrick Chung to undergo shoulder, forearm surgeries.
  • Nick O’Malley takes a look at how the Patriots who didn’t play celebrated the Super Bowl win.
  • Andrew Mahoney finds the Patriots thanked the fans with a full-page ad in the Boston Globe.
  • CBS Boston notes CA’s Governor serves meals in Tom Brady jersey after losing Super Bowl bet with MA Gov. Charlie Baker.
  • Dialynn Dwyer reports Police say 12 people were arrested out of the 1.5 million who attended the Patriots’ victory parade. Most were “extremely well-behaved.”