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New England Patriots links 2/09/21 - Pats put some pep in their prep, gear up for free agency, draft

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • Mike Giardi tweets “The #Patriots coaching staff is scheduled to return to work this week and start gearing up for the 2021 season.”
  • Greg Bishop and Jenny Vrentas (SI) Magnificent seventh: How Brady’s Bucs became Super Bowl Champions.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Super Bowl 2021 winners and losers, plus Tom Brady smashes Super Bowl records and Mahomes’ mom calls out refs.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Five lessons teams can learn from Buccaneers-Chiefs, including adaptability: Todd Bowles changing his game plan arguably won the Bucs the Super Bowl
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) Tom Brady is capable of the unthinkable after Super Bowl 2021 brilliance.
  • Michael Silver ( NFL’s uniquely challenging season ends with familiar image: Tom Brady hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
  • Judy Battista ( Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win the crowning achievement of his NFL career.
  • Steve Serby (NY Post) Tom Brady laughed at Father Time and made Bill Belichick cringe.
  • Barry Wilner (AP) Credit or blame Brady for all things Super Bowl.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Early NFL Power Rankings for 2021. Patriots 20th.
  • Tony Pauline (ProFootballNetwork) Carson Wentz, Sam Darnold on the verge of being traded?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Super Bowl LV drew a higher TV rating in Boston than in Tampa. /Not surprising.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady’s post-Patriots success proves the value of deference to great quarterbacks. “If players in a depressed market will be forced to take whatever they can get, why not get it from a great team? Specifically, why not choose to play for a competitive team with a great quarterback?”
  • Myles Simmons (ProFootballTalk) Mike Evans: Tom Brady is the GOAT for a reason.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Buccaneers played the “nobody picked us to win” game. /Remember, it’s not a game, if you believe it.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) Tom Brady sympathizes with Patrick Mahomes, says Chiefs QB was in an ‘almost impossible’ spot.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Patrick Mahomes ran nearly 500 yards before throwing or getting sacked.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Antoine Winfield: It was only right that I gave Tyreek Hill the peace sign back.
  • Dean Balsamini (NY Post) Is it time for Jets fans to accept Tom Brady as the GOAT? Not a chance.
  • Andrew Marchand (NY Post) Nantz, Romo mostly ignore Tom Brady outburst, Britt Reid in Super Bowl whiff.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bruce Arians “very, very confident” Bucs can hold onto their free agents.
  • Frank Frigo (Football Outsiders) Risky Business: Critical decisions and their impact on GWC (Game-Winning Chance).
  • Jenna West (SI) Tom Brady’s father says his COVID-19 battle ‘was life or death.’
  • Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Super Bowl exposed major flaw in NFL’s head coach hiring process.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) More than $300,000 in donations emerge for victim of Britt Reid crash.
  • Liz Roscher (Yahoo! Sports) Super Bowl streaker charged with trespassing after 4th quarter publicity stunt.