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New England Patriots links 6/28/21 - ‘Holy Trinity of perfect Patriots’: Brady, Wilfork, Bruschi

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Top two perfect patriots? Brady and Wilfork
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  • Greg Cosell (ProFootballTalk) Guest FMIA: Greg Cosell on the NFL evolution of X And O film study.
  • Sam Rapoport (SI) Guest MMQB: Carl Nassib is football, and so am I.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Scout’s Notebook: How Steelers’ revamped offense will benefit Big Ben; plus, QB-coach combos under pressure
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Rating NFL offseasons for all 32 teams: Goals, top moves and biggest remaining questions. Patriots: Cam and Mac. “The Patriots look like they accomplished their goals, but the true answer will come in the form of on-field results”; More.
  • Gil Brandt ( 2021 NFL season: Nine players who are guaranteed to play better. No. 1 Cam Newton.
  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) Ranking NFL 2021 first-round quarterbacks by team situation: Here’s who has the best chance to succeed. Mac Jones tied for second.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL head coach rankings: Andy Reid edges Bill Belichick as No. 1.
  • Matt Miller (TheDraftScout) NFL GM Power Rankings: The top 10. No. 9 Bill Belichick.
  • Marc Ross ( Most complete NFL teams heading into 2021 season. Top 5, no Pats.
  • Jim Reineking (USA Today) With a new NFL helmet rule going into effect in 2022, bring back these 10 classic throwback looks. Pat Patriot No. 1.
  • Conor Orr (SI) The NFL’s next step in injury prevention.
  • Adam Schein ( Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Aaron Rodgers opt out unlikely by July 2 deadline.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Could the Dolphins be the Tom Brady “MF-er” mystery team? (I doubt it.)
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Some in league circles believe the Raiders are the Tom Brady mystery team.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) NFL to begin bid process for cities to host annual scouting combine beginning in 2023, source says.
  • AP (ESPN) NFL players who voluntarily opt out of 2021 season due to COVID-19 concerns will not receive stipend.