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News Blitz 2/9: Trump stumps for TB12

A roundup of Patriots news.

Sports and politics often overlap (some people even follow politics as if it were a sport), and they did yesterday when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on a Boston sports radio program. Trump is trying to win the New Hampshire primary on the GOP side tonight, but he now claims he told Patriots QB Tom Brady not to endorse him, just days after saying he believed Brady would if Trump asked him.

"We needed our guy [Brady] in there," Trump said on WEEI. "That was just a boring game. Am I the only one that thought that? It was a terrible game, it was terribly played. The whole thing, it had a bad vibe. Well, we need Tom. We're a little prejudiced, so anyways. Next year Tom will be in there.

"What people don't know about Tom," Trump added, "he's obviously a great quarterback, great athlete, but he's a great guy."

Elsewhere, Forbes magazine has an exclusive interview feature with Julian Edelman, who was recently named a fashion ambassador during New York Style Week. Edelman goes deep in what is essentially a career retrospective on him, in addition to a discussion about his own personal fashion style.

"I think style is awesome as it is a way to express oneself," Edelman tells Forbes. "I like to wear a clean pocket square with every suit and keep my neckwear simple – I do not like to get too crazy with the tie. I like wearing neckties. I also prefer my suits slimmer fitting and tapered pant leg.   I am not a tall guy so I think this style suits me well."

Elsewhere this Tuesday, offers a capsule glimpse of New England’s safety position heading into the offseason.

"Not only do they have Pro Bowl-caliber players at their two starting spots in Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung (yes, he was that good in 2015)," one writer insists, "they also have capable backups for both of those players in Duron Harmon and Jordan Richards. I thought Harmon showed in his third season that he's capable of playing the team's deep safety role on a snap-to-snap basis when needed."

The Providence Journal, meanwhile, believes that New England has a franchise-altering decision to make at the QB position very soon.

"Brady has shown no sign of a decline, but sometimes with aging athletes it can happen without warning," the author opines. "How the Patriots manage their transition from the Brady era might well mean the difference between what happened to the Dolphins and Bills after the retirements of Dan Marino and Jim Kelly, and how the Packers continued winning when Aaron Rodgers took over for Brett Favre."

With most observers expecting Broncos QB Peyton Manning to retire, the Mass Live blog speculates on how long Brady will need to break Manning’s remaining passing records.

That same blog also offers a preposterously early and ludicrously lengthy mock draft focused entirely on the Patriots.

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