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News Blitz 2/12: Eagles enjoyed beating 'fear-based' Patriots

Today’s News Blitz begins to look ahead at New England’s offseason to-do list.

Little more than a week removed from the disappointment of the Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles, the Patriots are now in the midst of the offseason. The NFL Combine, free agency and the draft are on the horizon.

As such, various media outlets have begun to look at the offseason moves Bill Belichick might make as the building of the 2018 Patriots begins.

But before moving on, the Boston Globe looks at everything that happened in the last week or so as the offseason begins to roll forward, including a theory as to who it was, exactly, who lured Josh McDaniels to return to Foxborough. The Globe passes along Philly lineman Lane Johnson talking about the fun the Eagles had winning the Super Bowl compared to what he called a "fear-based" New England organization. The *Globe *notes that for a short while, Google listed Eagles Super Bowl MVP QB Nick Foles as the "owner" of the Patriots. A week removed from the Super Bowl loss, the *Globe *passes along Tom Brady's a social media posting. says right now is the calm before the storm for the Patriots and upcoming free agents like left tackle Nate Solder. declares that Dwayne Allen and Alan Branch are among the Patriots who could feel the financial crunch in the coming weeks.'s must-read Sunday notes open up with the search for the next Jimmy Garoppolo with a focus on Senior Bowl quarterbacks.

Sports Illustrated's MMQB column has plenty of connections to the Super Bowl and the Patriots, including Andrew Luck apparently extra motivated to play New England moving forward after the McDaniels situation.

NBC Sports Boston headline on the Johnson comments declares that the tackle "blasts" the Patriots organization. NBC Sports Boston questions whether Rob Gronkowski could leave the Patriots for a role in in wrestling in WWE. NBC Sports Boston also passes on word that the final episode of the "Tom vs. Time" documentary will be delayed after the Super Bowl loss.

The Athletic breaks down how Doug Pederson, Foles and the Eagles torched the Patriots to win the Super Bowl.

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