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New England Patriots links 4/14/20 - Bill Belichick said what? New QB means changes on offense

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • CBS Boston highlights Bill Belichick’s first availability to the media since Tom Brady left. /While Belichick didn’t answer how the decision went down, he actually mentions Tom by name... kind of a first, isn’t it?
  • Mike Reiss tells us what Bill Belichick had to say about Tom Brady, and the QBs in the draft, who he referred to as ‘an interesting group’.
  • Michael Hurley talks about Bill Belichick dealing with one side-effect of the coronavirus: Having to endure a crash course in computer programs and technological hurdles.
  • CBS Boston highlights Belichick discussing the Patriots current QB situation “I think the main thing is to give everyone a chance to compete” and potential QB prospects in the draft: ‘there are a lot of “interesting” prospects at the position’.
  • Phil Perry says the Patriots offense is definitely going to change without Brady, the question is how.
  • DJ Bean says the worst-case scenario for the Patriots is if Jarrett Stidham is mediocre.
  • Mike Reiss talks about how the Patriots are assessing the draft options at linebacker after departures in free agency.
  • Doug Kyed profiles prototypical Patriots in this year’s draft: Edge defenders.
  • Sean T. McGuire notes the Patriots seem to be kicking the tires on unheralded QB Ben DiNucci out of James Madison University.
  • Jacob Camenker NFL Rumors: ‘Everybody knows’ Patriots will take a QB in 2020 draft.
  • Ricky Doyle relays NFL analyst Charles Davis explaining why, although unlikely, it makes sense for the Patriots to make a play for QB Jordan Love in this year’s draft.
  • Matt Dolloff says the ‘Lying Season’ continues with the Patriots reportedly loving Oregon QB Justin Herbert
  • Zack Cox dives into Bill Belichick’s affinity for draft-day trades, noting he’s pulled off 77 of them since 2000, an average of 3.85 per draft.
  • Ryan Hannable reports the Patriots will have a new-look coaching staff in 2020 and some of the new roles are coming out. The moves won’t be made official until a few weeks after the draft, per usual.
  • Matthew Geagan looks back at the hits and misses of the Patriots 2015 draft class. and 2014 draft class.
  • Zack Cox continues his countdown of Bill Belichick’s best (and worst) drafts. No. 9: 2011.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) When has Belichick let a guy go too soon? Part 9.
  • Tom E. Curran explains how the pileup at the entrance to the Patriots Hall of Fame is getting uncomfortable.
  • Christopher Price explains why Richard Seymour deserves to be in the Patriots Hall of Fame.
  • Patrick Chung (The Players’ Tribune) The Iso: Patrick Chung. New series with athletes sharing how they’ve been dealing with life in the Covid-19 world and how they’re spending their time away from their sport.
  • Hayden Bird notes Mel Kiper Jr. projects the Patriots will take Wisconsin LB Zack Baun in the first round of the NFL draft
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots seven-round mock draft 2.0. /Begins with a trade...
  • Locked On Patriots Podcast: Mike D’Abate provides his latest draft analysis and Locked On NFL kicks off it’s 2020 mock draft special. (36 min.)