Morning! Welcome to The Quest for 7, where volunteer writer, Steven Viner, scours the net for seven Patriots related articles from other sites offering different points of view on the six-time champs. Paid subscribers not only get to read all seven, but they also get to check out his always fiery "Steve's Soapbox" at the end.
3. Feels like the NFL is slowly trying to phase special teams out of the game. No longer allowing the kickoff team a running start has made one particular play as boring as knitting talk radio, (Sorry Grandma.) Bernd Buchmasser of Pats Pulpit has what I feel is great news in his column explaining what the league will possibly experiment with during the Pro Bowl. Now this ... could add some real excitement to the end of games.
4. What has proved to be a sore subject with many Patriots fans, including myself, Tyler Sullivan of CBSSports revisits the agonizing Jimmy Garoppolo trade. Most will find it shocking to see who Tyler believes came out the winner. I clearly felt one team Connor McGregor-ered a Cowboy in this trade, looking back at my 1-13-20 Soap Box.
5. Another day another Patriots staff member gone.