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New England Patriots links 1/13/20 - McDaniels stays; No urgency with Brady-Pats situation

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: 1. Setting the odds on Patriots free agents and their return. 2. Patriots’ offseason study -- impact of facing teams led by those with Patriots ties; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Patriots’ offseason is all about ‘In Bill we trust’.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes.
  • Michael Hurley mentions how the Titans’ pounding of Lamar Jackson’s Ravens changed his perspective on the Patriots’ playoff loss.
  • Matt Dolloff notes the Titans have proven that their wild-card win over the Patriots wasn’t a fluke.
  • John Rooke’s Thinking out loud: Leftover Patriots thoughts. “It ain’t ovah yet. BB is still in charge, but he’s got a lot of work to do for next year, certainly.”
  • Jerry Thornton reminds us of tackle eligible plays and Edelman-to-Amendola, on divisional round weekend.
  • Jenna Ciccotelli collects the opinions from 21 NFL experts on what will happen to Tom Brady.
  • Andy Hart is hunkering down for what could be a long offseason for Tom Brady and the Patriots
  • Mike Reiss recaps Tom Brady’s Westwood One interview with Jim Gray, once against asserting his plans to play in 2020 and his plans for the offseason.
  • Ryan Hannable hears from Tom Brady on why he’s not rushing towards making a decision on his future.
  • Zack Cox explores a Tom Brady-to-Raiders scenario: Why it makes sense and why it doesn’t.
  • Doug Kyed looks at the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans as potential landing spots for Tom Brady.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Andy Dalton, New England Patriots a bad fit.
  • Jake Levin makes the case why Tom Brady shouldn’t be the scapegoat for this season, and why he needs to be walking through the doors of Gillette Stadium in 2020.
  • Mark Daniels talks about how DE Chase Winovich made his first year count.
  • Chad Finn addresses which of the Patriots’ defensive free agents should be the priority to keep.
  • Doug Kyed wonders who the Patriots could pilfer from the new-look Browns in offseason trades.
  • Michael Hurley nails it in pointing out the absurd: NFL seeks ‘Greatest Moment’ in NFL history while oddly overlooking every single Patriots moment.
  • Jerry Thornton also notices there seems to be one team missing from the NFL 100’s list of greatest moments in history. Talk about ‘fair and balanced’.
  • Matt Dolloff lets us know how he feels about the NFL letting fans vote for the “greatest moments” in league history which naturally became a slanted anti-Patriots sham.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Michael Lombardi explains complicated dynamics for Tom Brady’s contract negotiations.
  • Trevor Hass takes a look back at how Tom Brady’s previous contract negotiations played out.
  • Jerry Thornton says that with Josh McDaniels back, we’re getting one more reason to keep this Dynasty going.
  • Doug Kyed gives us four takeaways to Josh McDaniels sticking with the Patriots … for now. 1. McDaniels sill could leave.
  • Phil Perry shares five thoughts on dodging Josh McDaniels departure: Not the right fit.
  • Evan Lazar explains what Josh McDaniels staying means for the Patriots and Tom Brady.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Adam Schefter expects dark horse team to emerge for Tom Brady’s free agency.
  • Matthew Doherty relays the Las Vegas odds on Tom Brady’s next team.
  • Mike Masala (PatriotsWire) Nearly a full year later, Rob Gronkowski’s absence is still a major problem.
  • Mike Reiss reports Julian Edelman was arrested and charged with vandalism Saturday night after allegedly jumping on a Mercedes and damaging it.


  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Seven steps to get Patriots back into Super Bowl contention: Bring back Tom Brady, address the interior of the offensive line; More.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Patrick Mahomes expected to land NFL record-setting contract from Chiefs, worth at least $40 million per year.
  • Adam Schefter (ESPN) Sources: Julian Edelman played with partially torn rib cartilage since Week 3.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Possible repercussions for Julian Edelman after vandalism arrest.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: What a Weekend! Chiefs’ reborn offense drives a comeback for the ages.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Divisional: Aaron Rodgers isn’t finished, and neither is Green Bay; More.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) NFL Playoffs Takeaways: Packers hang on for dear life, Chiefs score as many points as they want.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from the divisional round of NFL playoffs.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Divisional playoff winners and losers: 49ers send message to remaining playoff teams.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Derrick Henry, not Lamar Jackson, looks like MVP, and it might be time to rethink process.
  • Steve Doerschuk (CantonRep) Josh McDaniels wouldn’t back down; Browns owner backed away. /Good read.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Bill Belichick refused to allow Josh McDaniels to move up coaching interviews despite playoff loss. /Two words: “League sources”.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) Dolphins expected to promote [former Patriots CB coach] Josh Boyer to replace Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator, per report.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Winners and losers of the NFL head coaching carousel.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Timing for hiring of coaches whose teams are still in the playoffs must change.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The Ravens just had an all-time playoff collapse against the Titans.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Exit Interview: Minnesota Vikings. Kirk Cousins did enough to justify his contract, but the cost of keeping him around may ensure Minnesota won’t be able to put the right talent around him.
  • Riley McAtee (The Ringer) Exit Interview: Houston Texans: The Texans choked away a 24-point lead to lose to the Chiefs. It’s another bitter disappointment for Houston—what will the franchise do now with Bill O’Brien?
  • Justin Sayles (The Ringer) The Texans’ epic choke job was shocking but not surprising.
  • Christian D’Andrea (SB Nation) The NFL’s 10 biggest playoff comebacks — now featuring the Chiefs’ win over the Texans.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Both home teams favored by a touchdown in conference championships.
  • Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) Grading every NFL team’s 2019 draft haul. Patriots: D.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft.
  • Hayden Winks (Rotoworld) When to pass and run in the NFL.
  • Dan Hatman (InsideThePylon) 2020 NFL General Manager candidate study.
  • Jorge Alonso (brobible) ESPN reportedly prepared to offer Tony Romo up to $14 Million a year to make him highest paid broadcaster In history.
  • Jay Rigdon (Awful Announcing) Drew Brees is being courted by at least one network while he weighs playing future.