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Bedard’s Daily Briefing 03.12.19: Patriots take early hits in free agency, Celtics close trip with loss

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder if NFL teams ever learn from past mistakes...

  • #AsExpected, the Patriots lost Trey Flowers and Trent Brown in free agency on Monday. We'll have an analysis post on that shortly.
  • Flowers was one of my favorite Patriots to cover. Never said anything truly enlightening, but he was always accountable, always answered questions after wins or losses. Worked his butt off every day. Switched sides in a contract year without batting an eye. Just a credit to his parents.
  • Patriots will continue to be a contender.
  • That the Dolphins made Dwayne Allen the first signing of the Brian Flores era tells me he's trying to change the culture. And Allen is a good guy to start with. Has never been the same since his injury in Indy, but he's a total pro.
  • I can't believe the Jets gave C.J. Mosley $17 million per season. He's a really good player, but that's QB money.
  • Nice job by the Celtics reverting back to their no-defense ways by ending the road trip with a dud against the Clippers.
  • Every time you want to believe in this team again, they have another of these games. Of course they elected to stay positive. 

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Live Coverage, NFL free agency: Trey Flowers agrees to deal with Detroit, Trent Brown leaving for Oakland
First and 10: An appreciation of Trey Flowers
Completed Q&A: Price talks Patriots, free agency 03.11.19

RED SOX

McAdam: On a back field, Chris Sale’s 2019 journey begins
Red Sox Notebook: Losing streak reaches five but Alex Cora unconcerned

CELTICS

Celtics elect to stay positive after ugly finish to road trip
BSJ Game Report: Clippers 140, Celtics 115 – No-show from C’s defense in road trip finale
Final: Clippers 140, Celtics 115 – Clippers blow away C’s
What’s the best-case scenario for Celtics when it comes to playoff seeding?

BRUINS

Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL — Tuesday at 6 p.m.

REVOLUTION

BSJ Match #2 Breakdown & Review: Revolution 0, Columbus 2 – Revs shut down by Crew

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ON TAP

6 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL
7 p.m.
: MCBK — ACC: Pittsburgh vs. Boston College (ESPNU)
7 p.m.
: MCBK — Colonial: Northeastern vs. Hofstra (CBSSN)
7 p.m.: NHL — Bruins at Blue Jackets (NESN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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