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New England Patriots links 1/20/21 - There is no Brady-Rodgers GOAT debate

Daily news and links for Wednesday

Green Bay Packers Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers meet following 2018 Patriots 31-17 victory at Gillette Stadium
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Doug Kyed looks into whether the Patriots’ recent perceived draft struggles are accurate, with a look at how they’ve fared over the last five years.
  • Zack Cox reports New England is projected to receive one of the NFL’s best compensatory pick packages after losing Tom Brady and other free agents.
  • Luke Ervin (PatsBuzz) Ranking five hypothetical Patriots’ QB scenarios for 2021.
  • Darren Hartwell is hearing Josh McDaniels may be one of two finalists for the Eagles’ HC job.
  • Evan Lazar points out Tom Brady is putting the “system QB” label to bed once and for all.
  • Zack Cox compares Aaron Rodgers’ 2020 resurgence for the Packers to Tom Brady’s in 2014, calls it ‘the Garoppolo effect’. /These two QBs are self-driven.
  • Doug Kyed calls the Brady-Rodgers ‘GOAT’ debate a waste of time. Only one QB in the NFL has any chance at catching Tom Brady for “GOAT” distinction, and it’s not Aaron Rodgers.
  • Sean T. McGuire remembers when Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was not on Tom Brady’s side during deflategate: “… I’ve always had a lot respect for him, but also I lose a lot of respect for people who cheat.”
  • Hayden Bird highlights how Bob Kravitz, the reporter who broke ‘Deflategate’ story, admitted he has ‘just a seed’ of doubt over Patriots’ guilt.
  • Justin Leger notes Linda Holliday didn’t take too kindly to a comment on her Instagram account remarking, “Too bad Bill let Tom go!” /Filed under inconsequential stuff some people will make a big deal of.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Steve Balestrieri discuss the Pats’ plans if McDaniels leaves, the loss of Nick Caserio in preparation for the draft, and the Hall of Fame case for Richard Seymour. (44 min.)
  • Patriots Talk podcast: Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry debate what the best move is for Josh McDaniels, and who will be the next Patriots OC if he leaves. (30 min.)