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News Blitz 1/9: Belichick 'absolutely' intends to remain Patriots coach

The entire focus of this week should be on the Patriots hosting the Titans this Saturday night in a Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium.

And in many regards, that's the case that Bill Belichick and his players have been making. But, there also remains the lingering topics from last week's ESPN The Magazine story supposedly detailing an "internal power struggle" in New England.

The Boston Globe *writes that Tom Brady very much disputed the story in his weekly interview with WEEI radio. The *Globe says that one guy who could answer many questions in the situation surrounding Brady and the trade of backup Jimmy Garoppolo is Don Yee, the agent for both passers. On Monday, the Globe notes that Belichick made it clear he "absolutely" intends to coach the Patriots next season. A day later, the Globe says Belichick emphasized he's "all in" on preparations for the Titans. The Globe Patriots notebook declares that both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are also focused on Tennessee despite spending time last week interviewing for open head coaching jobs. The *Globe *also looks at former Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll helping Alabama win another national title.

The* Providence Journal *observes that the Patriots have long been the kings of avoiding distractions. Still, a *Pro Jo *columnist wonders of the Patriots "have lost their way?"

WEEI.com notes that after talking plenty about the ESPN story on Monday, Belichick is done with it. WEEI.com passes along a report out of Cleveland saying the Browns would have traded the No. 4 overall pick in the draft in a deal for Garoppolo. WEEI.com writes that the ESPN story may actually benefit the Patriots Super Bowl run. WEEI.com says the Patriots denials of the ESPN story are believable to a point.

NFL.com ranks the top potential Super Bowl LII matchups, with the Patriots being involved in two of the five possible battles. New England remains No. 1 in NFL.com's power rankings

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