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New England Patriots links 1/27/22 - Mac Jones taking it to the House

Daily news and links for Thursday

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New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins
Mac Jones looks to pass
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  • Khari Thompson highlights throwing coach Tom House who believes there’s more untapped potential in Mac Jones right arm than many give him credit for. House says he can help.
  • Andrew Callahan continues the ‘Five fixes for the Patriots in 2022’ series: No. 2 — Get Jonnu Smith or Nelson Agholor to rebound.
  • Khari Thompson identifies four needs for the Patriots ahead of crucial 2022 offseason. 1. Get faster at linebacker.
  • Zack Cox wonders if Mac Jones could follow Joe Burrow’s lead in his second year.
  • Jason Mastrodonato explains why he thinks Mac Jones could have a better career than Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriot Maven) David Andrews undergoes offseason surgery: The five-time team captain started every game for the Patriots in 2021, despite dealing with a shoulder injury. /#Beast.
  • Alex Barth reports the Pats are expected to sign CFL offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais to future contract.
  • Zack Cox mentions a newly reported wrinkle in Calvin Ridley’s contract that makes him an even more desirable offseason target for the Patriots.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriot Maven) Notebook: Coaching carousels, front-office frenzies and the New England Patriots.
  • Zack Cox passes along a report that Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler are no longer favorites for the Raiders coach, GM positions.
  • Ryan Hannable says Josh McDaniels reportedly was putting together staff, but now is no longer favorite to land Las Vegas job.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) The top ten plays from the 2021 Patriots.
  • Dakota Randall looks at the Patriots’ video ranking of their 10 best plays from the 2021 season. Do you agree with their choices?
  • Dakota Randall notes former Patriots exec Mike Lombardi thinks Tom Brady had this realization about Bruce Arians vs. Bill Belichick after playoff loss.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Tom Brady sharing his side of that unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
  • Mike Petraglia’s Matchup Zones: Inside the language that makes Bengals, Chiefs so fascinating.
  • Jerry Thornton is rooting for the Bengals because Patrick Mahomes’ wife “I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week” and brother are insufferable. /Antonio Brown agrees with Brittany.


  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: Could the Packers tag Davante Adams and trade him for a first-round pick? Plus, the Vikings’ GM hire, good fits for Calvin Ridley, 49ers’ draft regrets(?) and more.
  • Staff (CBS Sports) Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger officially announces his retirement from the NFL.
  • Adam London highlights ESPN’s Bill Barnwell’s list of veteran QB options Green Bay could pursue if Aaron Rodgers leaves. Included was Pats backup Brian Hoyer, who has a connection with Matt LaFleur’s brother, Mike.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( Championship Sunday mismatches: One potential advantage for Bengals, Chiefs, 49ers, Rams.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Andy Reid going for his 20th postseason win on Sunday. ‘Only Bill Belichick, with 31 wins in the postseason, has more than 20 postseason victories.’
  • Michael Renner (PFF) Re-ranking the top quarterbacks from the 2021 draft class.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Tom Brady’s playoff loss means this 56-year QB curse continues.
  • Jenna Laine (ESPN) An NFL without Tom Brady seems unfathomable, but could come sooner than later.
  • Nick Wagoner (ESPN) Has San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo reshaped his NFL future?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Jimmy Garoppolo hopes for a lot of “loud and proud” 49ers fans in L.A.. /Learned from Brady not to use the term “lubed up”.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( Joe Burrow is right there with Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen in AFC QB battle royal.
  • Marc Sessler ( NFL teams that can turn it around in 2022: Ravens, Vikings among those set to rebound.
  • Kevin Patra ( Bills GM Brandon Beane would like overtime rule change ‘brought back to the table’. /Of course he would, lolz.
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) Bills fans charged with using fake COVID-19 vaccine cards to attend playoff game vs. Patriots. /Cheetahz!
  • Kevin Patra ( Broncos finalizing deal to make Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett new head coach.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL against the spread picks: Can 49ers and Bengals repeat previous wins?