Tuesday New England Patriots Links 2/8

Ian Logue
February 08, 2011 at 10:58am ET

Patriots practice report: Brian Hoyer struggles during OTA session
Patriots safety Duron Harmon says he's learned from Costa Rica incident
Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers happy to be healthy
Belichick mum on Brady and Gronk OTA absences
No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs

Another quiet news day here this morning, but here are today's New England Patriots headlines from around the internet.

With the Super Bowl ending the football season, Mike Reiss has an entry this morning to let everyone know what's next for Patriots coverage in his blog at ESPNBoston.com.

Ron Chimelis has a far-fetched scenario and ponders whether or not - at this stage of their lives/careers - if you could trade Tom Brady for Aaron Rodgers, would you do it?

The Boston Herald has an article on Robert Kraft, who will reportedly be the keynote speaker at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender networking session.  According to organizer, Kraft's appearance is the first time the owner of one of the city’s premiere sports teams will headline a major event for gays.
“It’s groundbreaking, absolutely groundbreaking,” said David Zimmerman, whose Boston Spirit maggie is putting on the fourth annual LGBT Executive Networking Night later this month. “Once again the New England Patriots and its ownership are leading the way in professional sports.”

Tom Curran writes that the loss by the Steelers ends up being a big win for New England, as their legacy as the dominant team of the decade remains intact.

Kalle Oakes of The Lewiston Sun-Journal writes that while Brady may be a "lock" to get into the Hall of Fame, so is Ben Roethlisberger.

Nick Underhill of MassLive.com disagrees, and writes that Roethlisberger isn't in Brady's class just yet.

WEEI's Dale and Holley discussed if people watched the Super Bowl from a Patriots perspective and if they played the "what if" game - would the Pats have beaten the Packers?  You can listen to the audio here.

Erik Scalavino has a position snapshot, with this edition focusing on the New England defensive backfield.

Tim Graham of ESPN has Dan Connolly's kickoff return as the play of the year, and includes a video in this entry.

WEEI.com has an article on draft prospect Jordan Todman, RB from UCONN.  It includes notes along with a highlight video from YouTube.