The confetti has barely been cleaned up from the latest championship parade through Boston.
But, it’s time to turn the page from Super Bowl glory to the NFL offseason. Bill Belichick often notes the late start his team gets each January or February thanks to its annual playoff success, but the reality is that the NFL Combine, free agency and much more are on the horizon in the coming weeks.
Today’s culling of the latest Patriots coverage from around the web includes a few stories continuing to look back at the Super Bowl LIII success as well as others beginning to analyze changes to the New England coaching staff and eventual alterations to the team’s roster.
The Boston Globe says that the Patriots clearly proved everybody wrong with their latest Super Bowl win. The Globe lists seven things that helped New England pull off its late season turnaround. The Globe has newly-elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Ty Law talking about his dream week.
After claiming its sixth title earlier this month, the Boston Herald ponders how outrageous it might be to think the Patriots could pull off No. 7 moving forward. The Herald looks at New England defensive line coach Brendan Daly moving on to the Chiefs. The Herald also recaps the Patriots losing three assistant coaches Brian Flores’ new staff with the Dolphins.
The Providence Journal writes that the Patriots face plenty of tough decisions this offseason.
ESPNBoston.com’s superb weekly Sunday notes write that Julian Edelman was “Super-worthy, but the Patriots D was the real MVP” of LIII.
WEEI.com has a story apparently debunking a myth that reported new Patriots defense coordinator Greg Schiano is hiring “his” guys for the New England defensive staff. WEEI.com’s Sunday notes have Dont’a Hightower reflecting on a “Super” healthy and effective season. WEEI.com passes along Edelman talking to Peter King about his season-opening suspension. WEEI.com also notes a story looking at Brian Hoyer’s important role in preparations for success in Super Bowl LIII.
NBC Sports Boston declares that a “zero drama” offseason awaits the Patriots. NBC Sports Boston notes that Edelman and Devin McCourty served at presenters at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. NBC Sports Boston passes along a story from golfer Jordan Spieth detailing Brady’s competitiveness, “he is the most competitive human being I’ve ever met."
NFL.com has Edelman saying the Patriots “grade people differently.” NFL.com has Sony Michel’s stock rising in its RB stock watch. New England’s overall rookie class gets a B in NFL.com’s grades.
CBS Boston writes that the [Patriots may not kick of the 2019 season, an honor that generally goes to the reigning Super Bowl champion](Patriots may not kick of the 2019 season, an honor that generally goes to the reigning Super Bowl champion).
MassLive.com has 10 steps the Patriots can take to repeat as Super Bowl champs.