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New England Patriots links 2/10/21 - Pats TE, WR rooms need remodeling

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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TEAM TALK

LOCAL LINKS

  • Matthew Geagan gives us the key 2021 NFL offseason dates for the Patriots.
  • Kevin Tame Jr. (FullPressCoverage) Revamping their entire wide receiver room. The Patriots finished tied for last in the league at #32 with just 12 receiving TDs in 2020.
  • Tom E. Curran lays out the bleak reality of the Patriots tight end situation.
  • Hayden Bird reports NFL experts think Will Fuller could be a good free agent fit for the Patriots.
  • Chad Finn examines why so many Patriots have been overlooked so far for the Hall of Fame.
  • Hayden Bird relays Bart Scott on how he thinks Patriots fans will ‘run Bill Belichick out of town’ without a quarterback fix.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Brett Favre saying Tom Brady isn’t most talented quarterback, but has ‘that it factor.’
  • Sean T. McGuire says the Tom Brady effect is in full swing, with Bucs’ receiver Mike Evans reportedly willing to take a pay cut in hopes of another Super Bowl win.
  • Tom Westerholm notes Rob Gronkowski hasn’t touched the Lombardi Trophy yet and isn’t sure if the Buccaneers are keeping it away on purpose.
  • Michael Hurley says the Taylor Heinicke free-agent excitement — such as it was — can now be canceled. Washington is keeping its QB.
  • Matt Dolloff crosses another QB off the Patriots list. New report from ‘The Athletic’ suggests New England will not be a suitor for Carson Wentz.
  • Matt Dolloff sees the Deshaun Watson situation becoming a full-blown ‘standoff’.
  • Mike Reiss talks about the Patriots taking pride in being NFL’s last repeat Super Bowl champ. Former players know how rare that is.
  • Zack Cox notes Bruce Arians’ handling of Tom Brady and Gronk was the opposite of the Patriots. /Arians sounds more lenient, but Belichick gave Brady and Gronk days off from practice too.
  • Adam London notes NFL analyst Todd McShay projects the Patriots to pick Penn State LB Micah Parsons in the first round of the draft.
  • Chad Finn finds looks at the Super Bowl LV ratings: More people in Boston watched Tom Brady win Super Bowl LV than in Tampa, but viewership was down overall.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Steve Balestrieri discuss the rumors surrounding Russell Wilson and profile potential Pats draft targets. (41 min.)
  • NESN Patriots podcast: Doug Kyed and Zack Cox offer their final thoughts on Super Bowl LV and identify potential free-agent fits for New England. (48 min.)
  • Patriots Talk podcast: Tom E. Curran and guest Mike Florio explain how Brady’s time with Bucs will change how elite QBs are used going forward. (46 min.)

NATIONAL NEWS