On Saturday before the Super Bowl, we traveled to Time Square to check out the festivities and searched for other Patriots fans who made the trip to New York. Many fans around New England were happy to see the Seattle Seahawks dominate Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos en route to their franchise's first Super Bowl title. But after the final piece of confetti had touched the cold turf at MetLife Stadium, the 2014 offseason officially began. New England unfortunately fell short of their goal in 2013, but nothing would make Patriots fans happier than seeing Tom Brady hoist his fourth Lombardi Trophy this time next year. In order to do that, the work begins now in the offseason. The Seahawks showed us that defense still wins championships, so we took a look at some defensive free agents that the Patriots may target. On Monday, the NFL Draft order was made official and Daniel Jeremiah broke down the top three draft needs for all 32 teams. NFL.com's Gil Bradt also released his top 50 NFL prospects list.
This week we put a final wrap on the 2013 season and took a closer look at the lives of a few players on the team. We got to know Michael Hoomanawanui a little better and also looked back at Dane Fletcher and Ryan Wendell's best Football Memories. Later, we sat down with former Patriots' coach Dante Scarnecchia to talk about his retirement - in fact, it was so good that we had to separate it into two parts!
Although we failed to reach our ultimate goal this season, 2013 was still a great year for the New England Patriots. The team went undefeated at home in 2013 and that's largely because of our great fans. Robert Kraft believes we have the best fans in the world and for that reason, we made a special tribute to Patriots Nation. Thank you for all your support!
Here is a full breakdown of this week's content on Patriots.com:
Infographic: Undefeated at Gillette Stadium in 2013
2014 NFL Draft order: Top three needs for all 32 teams
Gil Bradt's top 50 NFL prospects list
News Blitz 2/3: Looking ahead to 2014 season
Football Memories: Ryan Wendell
Patriots Team Notes: Wrapping up 2013
ASK PFW: Fired up for free agency
Quick Hits with LeGarrette Blount, Matthew Slater, and Nate Solder
News Blitz 2/4: Could Houston be a possible landing spot for Edelman?
Patriots Cheerleaders participate in project for the International Space Station
News Blitz 2/5: Thursday Night Football coming to network television
Getting to Know Michael Hoomanawanui
The Hall at Patriots Place presented by Raytheon offers family vacation-week entertainment
News Blitz 2/6: Kyle Arrington set to have surgery
Football Memories: Dane Fletcher
NFL announces 2014 Regional Combine schedule
VIDEO: Sampling the Super Bowl
VIDEO: A Tribute to Patriots Nation
VIDEO: Chatting with Dante Scarnecchia
VIDEO: Postcards from Paradise: Jodi
VIDEO: Chatting with Dante Scarnecchia: Part 2
VIDEO: Defensive free agents
PHOTOS: Snow Day? Here are some ideas for you...
PHOTOS: Belichick & Manning take a practice round at Pebble Beach
Patriots.com Radio: PFW in Progress - 2/4/2014