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The Quest for 7: Patriots needs, Brady optimism, Belichick wisdom, Links 2.4.20

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.

1. There's been a lot of positive vibes and signs pointing toward Tom Brady returning to Foxboro next year. Tyler Sullivan of CBSSports goes over what key moves the Patriots need to make to its supporting staff to keep TB12 in New England. If there's anything I can do to help, Tyler, tell Brady to drop the restraining order and I am there!

2. Want to know the needs of the Patriots and their "Chief" competition next year? (Dad-Joke All-Pro 3 years running, baby.) Ben Linsey of Pro Football Focus informs us of the offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams. According to this article, the sinking Cowboys need an Ark, and I Noah guy.

3. Chad Finn of Boston.com thinks the Patriots aren't far off from getting back to the big game and pleads his case to Judge Hoodie that they can still make another run at a Super Bowl next year. This offseason, if Belichick brings back Brady and adds one or two yutes with speed, Finn might be onto something. #MyCousinVinny

4. If you never caught this, Bill Belichick wrote his own article in The New York Times back in 2003 letting players know that the hard part follows after becoming a champ. Always fascinating to get inside that snarl-snorting brain under the sweatshirt hood.

5. There's always gotta be one. Instead of enjoying his accomplishment and new title of "Super Bowl Champion,"