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New England Patriots links 3/30/20 - Gilmore knocks down the doubt about Jarrett Stidham

Patriots daily news and links for Monday

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Stephon Gilmore intercepts and bats away any doubt about Jarrett Stidham
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Stephon Gilmore takes the Patriots’ offseason changes in stride; Cap crunch dictates what’s next; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!”; Salary cap and who’s available for re-worked contracts; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Expectations for Patriots will need to change — at least for one year; Gostkowski release and cap relief; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Roster Reset: State of the Patriots after two weeks of free agency.
  • Andrew Callahan explains the Patriots offseason plan to compete in 2020 was revealed by their first moves of free agency.
  • Karen Guregian is expecting to see the Patriots’ historic AFC East dominance end in 2020
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report that the Patriots are contacting NFL draft prospects via FaceTime.
  • Doug Kyed profiles New England’s best overall fits in the 2020 NFL Draft, without the benefit of pro days analysis.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) New England, Los Angeles, and a Brandin Cooks trade.
  • Zack Cox discusses whether the Patriots should go bargain shopping for a receiver ahead of the draft.
  • Ryan Hannable thumbnails 10 free agents still available that the Patriots could sign.
  • Ryan Hannable says that in high school, Jarrett Stidham was ranked ahead of Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow and others.
  • Dakota Randall highlights Stephon Gilmore with a glowing review of QB Jarrett Stidham.
  • Chris Cotillo Patriots NFL Draft rumors: LSU’s Damien Lewis, Michigan State’s Kenny Willekes, Raequen Williams have FaceTime meetings with New England.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest Boomer Esiason on Tom Brady going to Tampa Bay: ‘Grass isn’t always greener elsewhere.’ /As Matt Chatham pointed out, the grass literally IS greener in Tampa Bay right now.
  • Justin Leger relays Stephon Gilmore on how he wasn’t shocked to see Tom Brady sign with the Buccaneers in free agency.
  • Scott Edwards Jr. counts down the top 20 greatest Tom Brady moments. No. 15: Game-winning touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins vs. Saints — No. 14: Patriots divisional round comeback vs. Chargers — No. 13: Comeback win over Ravens in 2014 divisional round — No. 12: Comeback win vs. Jaguars in AFC championship.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that like many Patriots fans, Tom Brady posted pictures to Instagram of him rewatching Super Bowl LI on Sunday.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard mentions how the city of New Orleans marked the Patriots’ 3-28 Super Bowl comeback in an anti-Falcons tweet. /Rivalries are sweet.
  • Jacob Camenker passes along this mind-blowing stat that shows Tom Brady’s Super Bowl success compared to other QBs.
  • Alex Barth discusses the creativity kicking in to not only get sports back, but to get sports back to normal.
  • Nick Friar suggests watching some Randy Moss Patriots highlights.
  • Alex Barth offers the second-edition of his 7-round Patriots mock draft.
  • Patriots Press Pass: Patriots still looking for another X-factor at wide receiver. (4.25 min. video)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Brian Snow discuss Tom Brady in Tampa and the Patriots 2020 outlook. (26 min.)