Sunday New England Patriots Links 2/6

Ian Logue
February 06, 2011 at 01:07pm ET

A quiet Patriots news morning with the Super Bowl coming up this evening, but here is a collection of articles from around the internet for this Sunday.

Mike Reiss of has his "Quick Hit Patriots Thoughts" on several different topics, including the fact he doesn't buy into some of the things NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had to say on Friday.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald has an article this morning on Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is excited about the fact his team is in a great position heading into April's draft.
“We’re privileged this year to have five of the first 75 picks, which has not happened in 20 years,” Kraft said last week outside the ballroom of the downtown Dallas Sheraton Hotel. “If you take ’09, ’10 and this year, we will have had 12 picks in the first and second round. If we choose wisely this year, we have a chance to really build a balanced team that could allow us to have a lot of fun in the coming years.”

Mike Reiss takes a look at Tom Brady and the rest of the NFL MVP field.  He breaks down each player and their chances for earning it.

Reiss also has another entry from yesterday giving his thoughts from this week on some other topics.

Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal has a great column that more or less sums up what the majority of Patriots fans feel - tonight's game is going to be tough to watch considering just how close New England was to getting there.

Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle feels it's time to switch out of football mode, but talks about some of the reasons why fans should feel pretty excited headed into next year.

Matt Kakley of the Sun Chronicle spoke with some Patriots fans this week and has some comments from fans who are disappointed New England won't be playing in it.

Jessica Fargen of the Herald wonders if Patriots fans are ready for tonight's game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and gives some reasons why they should be excited to watch it.

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe has a piece this morning on this year's Hall of Fame inductees, including Deion Sanders - who is among several names headed into Canton in August.

Tim Graham of ESPN writes that despite not getting into the Hall of Fame this year, Curtis Martin agrees with the vote and is happy to wait until next year after seeing who made it this time around.

That's it for this entry.  For the rest of today it's all green-and-gold, so here's hoping Aaron Rodgers sends Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers home unhappy tonight.