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News Blitz 1/29: Robey-Coleman kicks off trash talk

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The NFL’s Opening Night took place on Monday as the Rams and Patriots invaded State Farm Arena for a night mixed with football and some levity.

The Rams made the most news after defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman’s comments regarding Tom Brady’s age kicked off a bit of a storm. Robey-Coleman was on the floor as part of the Los Angeles contingent but was soon ushered away by Rams media relations staff when things began to get too hectic.

ESPN.com recaps Robey-Coleman’s tumultuous 24 hours. The Boston Herald has Robey-Coleman claiming he was taken out of context.

ESPN.com provides a tale of the tape between the Patriots and Rams. The Boston Globe says the Super Bowl will be a clash of generations.

Rob Gronkowski says he will be taking his time to decide his playing future. Gronk also said he and his teammates have embraced the team’s critics more this season. Devin McCourty also will contemplate his football future after the season.

The Boston Globe offers a look at Brian Flores’ journey through football.

The Boston Herald wonders if Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be the one to take down Tom Brady and the offense. Here are five potential surprise stars for the Patriots on Sunday.

NESN.com says Josh Gordon is in a rehab facility in Florida, where the Patriots are paying for his treatment and have plans for him in the future.

The Athletic says the fact that the Rams won the offseason makes their appearance in the Super Bowl even more surprising. Here’s a look at Brady’s bunch of receivers.

ESPN.com chats with the mother of the Patriots twin defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty and explains how they got to the Super Bowl.

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