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New England Patriots links 2/03/21 - No magic wand at QB for Pats... but there is FitzMagic

Daily news and links for Wednesday

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Derek Rivers gets up close and personal with Ryan Fitzpatrick
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  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: After the Matthew Stafford trade, the QB carousel will stop spinning.
  • Analytics Team ( Busting Super Bowl LV narratives: Truth about Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Rob Gronkowski and more.
  • Adam Teicher (ESPN) History says Chiefs likely will lose: Why it’s so hard to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
  • Jenna Laine (ESPN) NFL rules Buccaneers’ cannons must (mostly) go silent during Super Bowl LV.
  • Adam Kilgore (Washington Post) Some Patriots fans are rooting for Tom Brady to win another Super Bowl. Others are dreading it.
  • Rob Maaddi (AP) QB whisperers Christensen, Moore see a different side to Tom Brady. “You kind of have this preconceived notion.”
  • Jenna Laine (ESPN) Fanatics sees record sales for Brady merchandise in 2-week period before 10th Super Bowl.
  • Mike Reiss talks about how the unsung hero in Rob Gronkowski return to NFL is his mom. /From another mom’s perspective, I like this story.
  • Brian Baldinger ( Baldy’s Breakdowns: Vintage Gronk vs. current Kelce. (5.47 min. video)
  • Kevin Patra ( Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to play in 2021: ‘These last two years have really re-lit that fire under me’
  • Madeline Coleman (SI) Report: Matt Ryan, Julio Jones to likely stay with Falcons for 2021 season.
  • Marc Sessler ( Super Bowl or bust! Ten men I want to see lifting the Lombardi Trophy.


  • Michael McCann (Sportico) Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck were central to the XFL, but now find themselves gone from league and suing each other in federal court. McMahon says Luck went AWOL when the going got tough. Luck says McMahon is bailing on a pledge to pay. Inside their feud.