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News Blitz 1/10: Patriots reloading plans, Cassel on Brady's future and 2019 season awards

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Pro Football Focus lays out how the Patriots, along with the other losers from Wild Card Weekend, can compete for Super Bowl 55.

Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe attended Joe Judge's introductory press conference with the Giants.

The Patriots Unfiltered crew handed out the Lighthouse Awards, honoring the best players, plays and moments of the 2019 season.

Jeff Howe of The Athletic has seven questions that will define the Patriots offseason, including how Bill Belichick values Jarrett Stidham and if a transition on defense is coming if/when Kyle Van Noy departs.

Matt Cassel thinks that Tom Brady will be back with the Patriots and wrote his reasons why for NBC Sports Boston. Andy Hart tries to sift through the signs about what Brady's future might hold as well.

“What I learned from coach Belichick was real simple -- be flexible within your personnel,” Judge said at his press conference. “Don’t try to shove round pegs into square holes. Figure out what you have. Let them play to their strengths. Don’t sit in a meeting and tell me what you don’t have in a player. Don’t tell me they can’t do a certain thing. Tell me what they can do, and then we’ll figure out as coaches -- because that’s our job -- how we can use that. That’s our responsibility. "Everybody has something they can do. How may castoffs do you see around the league that end up on another team and everyone says, ‘Wow, how’d they get that out of him?’ Maybe they were just closing their eyes to what they could do. As a coaching staff, when we get assembled, we have to make sure we’re sitting down, we’re patient with our players, we fully evaluate them, we find out what they can do to be an asset, and then we’re not foolish enough to not use that.” Joe Judge

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