In this week’s edition of the NFL Notebook, we look at the surging career arc of Stephon Gilmore, try and put together an All-Star team with the free agents still on the market, and figure out what position Bill Belichick has historically prioritized with his high-value picks over the years. But first, we go one-on-one with former Patriot Rodney Harrison, who talks about New England’s offseason moves, how Belichick should handle Rob Gronkowski, and why sometimes being a part of the Patriots can be a blessing and a curse.
1. Rodney Harrison has never been shy about offering an opinion — it’s what made him a go-to interview in the Patriots’ locker room as a player, and a terrific analyst for NBC Sports. And in an interview with BostonSportsJournal.com this week, the former New England safety had a lot to say about some of the hot-button issues facing the Patriots this offseason.
First? He sounds like someone who has no issue with letting either Trent Brown or Trey Flowers walk in free agency.