The Quest for 7: Tight End turmoil, Batman fights Patriots crime, Brady updates, Links 2.19.20

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. It's been ten years since Bill Belichick drafted a couple of tight end bazookas like Rob Gronkowski and you-know-who, and now he's left with broken Nerf guns. Boston Sports Journal's own Greg Bedard warns that with few free agents, the Patriots may have to get creative to upgrade the TE position. Certainly feels like a DEFCON 1 need for New England.

2. The points made here are as shocking as finding a Massachusetts street without a pothole. Dave D'Onofrio of explains why longterm planning in the NFL is overrated, and that benefits Belichick. That old saying that the NFL stands for, "Not For Long" has never been truer ... unless you're this epic Patriots dynasty of course!

3. Everyone wants to know why the Patriots Big Three haven't met yet, and more importantly when? Dakota Randall of NESN reports on the rumor of if the sitdown will take place soon according to this Patriots insider. Let's hope that Godfather Belichick gives Tom Brady the Michael Corleone treatment, and not Fredo.

4. Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire details the ESPN's "Get Up" clip showing Batman himself defend all things Patriots. Also, here's a bonus link of Ben Affleck walloping Hack Kellerman on his outdated Tom Brady opinions and "Falling off the cliff" take.  "POW!" "BAM!" Attah boy, Ben.

5. It's a painful subject that surfaces every year on Felger & Mazz,