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New England Patriots links 1/30/20 - Remember that supposed rift between Jimmy G and TB12? Fake news

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Tom E. Curran wonders if the 20-year nightmare starring the New England Patriots is over: Has there been a changing of the guard in the AFC?
  • Hayden Bird relays Scott Pioli recalling what Tom Brady did to settle a 2005 contract negotiation. /Never heard this story before.
  • Doug Kyed hears straight from Jimmy Garoppolo on what the dynamic was really like with Tom Brady “We were a tight crew. That quarterback room was a lot of fun to be in. We all kept each other on our toes, bust each other up a little bit. It was all in good spirit. We’d keep each other honest and I love those guys.”
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Jimmy Garoppolo reflects on becoming a starter, gives Jarrett Stidham advice
  • Justin Leger (TheLedgeSports) Top 5 most likely free agent destinations for Tom Brady.
  • Alex Barth reports Jay Glazer expects Tom Brady free agency to ‘drag on’.
  • Michael Hurley discusses the rumor of a potential Tom Brady-Danny Amendola reunion in 2020.
  • Bob Socci’s Patriots Notebook: Dante Scarnecchia walked away from football on his own terms.
  • Zack Cox notes Julian Edelman left a lasting impression on former Patriots receiver Jordan Matthews. “I learned a ton about preparation.”
  • Doug Kyed explains why Wes Welker was tough on Julian Edelman when they were teammates.
  • Doug Kyed notes Wes Welker mentions the one thing he didn’t like about the Pats, describing Belichick’s approach to talking to the media as “excruciating.”
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Richard Sherman applauds Stephon Gilmore, endorses him for DPOY.
  • Doug Kyed finds that Michael Bennett doesn’t share Mike Pennel’s complaints about the Patriots.
  • Michael Hurley picks apart the storylines for 49ers-Chiefs before picking a Super Bowl winner.
  • Nick O’Malley runs down the Super Bowl 2020 prop bets: National anthem, coin toss, gatorade color odds and more weird things to gamble on.
  • Patriots Talk Podcast: Tom E. Curran talks with ex-Charger who says he can’t see Tom Brady-to-L.A. happening. (36.14 min.)
  • Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar Super Bowl Preview: Will the Chiefs’ offense or 49ers’ defense prevail? (5.36 video)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Mark Schofield discuss Dante Scarnecchia, the Senior Bowl and more. (36 min.)


  • Albert Breer (SI) What stands out most about this Super Bowl? NFL coaches and scouts explain; NFL Mailbag.
  • Dan Gartland (SI) The definitive guide to Super Bowl 2020 for non-football fans. 1. Where are the Patriots? At home! Watching this game on TV like you! /C’mon man...
  • Mitch Goldich (SI) Understanding the overwhelming pressure to win a Super Bowl.
  • Nick Wagoner (ESPN) Chiefs, 49ers fill the need for speed in Super Bowl LIV.
  • Kyle Hightower AP) Recent exits leave multiple openings on Patriots’ coaching staff: Bill Belichick will have his pick of candidates for the jobs.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: 49ers’ calculated gamble for Jimmy G paying off; 2. The never-ending deal; More.
  • Analysts ( 2019 NFL awards: Analysts pick MVP, Rookie of the Year, more
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Grading our 32 NFL preseason bold predictions: Hits, misses and regrets.
  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) 2020 NFL Mock Draft. Pats pick Auburn DL Marlon Davidson.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Report: Referee Walt Anderson promoted to senior V.P.
  • Greg Bishop (SI) Brock Osweiler is living his best life. “...what bothers him is the internal nagging that he’s better than his statistics suggest, that he could have done more, if only he had the chance.”
  • Experts (ESPN) Super Bowl LIV score predictions: ESPN experts pick 49ers-Chiefs.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Super Bowl odds, pick: Why Chiefs have the slimmest of edges in close matchup.