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The Quest for 7: Patriots Big Three talk, Brady channels Belichick? Tight Ends aplenty, Links 2.18.20

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. If only he could Jedi mind trick the Hoodie. Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal is the adult in the room as his column explains how the discussion should go down between Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Krafts. Lot of sensible logic here so fingers crossed the Big Three are BSJ members? (Shrug emoji)

2. The Patriots' offensive weapons take most of the heat for last season, but the offensive line slid backward faster than a moonwalking Michael Jackson on ice. MetroWest Daily News' own Mark Daniels reports how New England's Big Boy Blockers hope to have a bounce-back year. David Andrews was clearly the drawstring to this group because without him, the O-line got depantsed.

3. We all join hands and sing Kumbaya as Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report tries to create a perfect world in perfect harmony with his ideal target for every NFL team in free agency. If the player he has the Patriots signing comes at half the cost as Hunter Henry or Austin Hooper, I'd join Sobleski's cult.

4. Thank God for Bill Belichick's stubbornness on this one. Isaiah Houde of Patriots Wire shares the emotional toll Drew Bledsoe's benching took on Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Embarrassingly, I admit at first I wanted Bledsoe to get his job back. Then I attended the Saints game in 2001 and witnessed Tom Brady toy with their defense like a child discovering bubblewrap. My ego recovered.

5. Erik Scalavino and Mike Dussault of Patriots.com square off in