Monday's New England Patriots Links 5/7

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May 07, 2012 at 09:19am ET

Rob Gronkowski continues to dodge questions about Patriots future
Colleagues take to Twitter to praise ‘perfect’ play-by-play man
Year after year, Gil Santos delivered
Bill Belichick pays tribute to Patriots Hall of Fame broadcaster Gil Santos
Bill Belichick pays tribute to the late Gil Santos

A quiet morning as we get set for the announcement of Matt Light's retirement, however, here are this morning's top stories:


Chandler Jones has history of achieving - Dan Duggan
Duggan has a great feature this morning on first round draft pick Chandler Jones, with the rookie once telling his mother he was going to play in the NFL when he was five or six years old.

Tackling Science - Adam Kurkjian
Kurkjian has a good article this morning on the "Science of Sports" Sports Fair that was held at Gillette Stadium yesterday, which also includes some notes from Robert Kraft on how they made some of their picks.


Media Speculation on Junior Seau Suicide out of bounds - Mark Leccese
Leccese has his thoughts on the speculation into the cause of Seau's suicide, and questions how multiple media outlets could imply that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy could have been behind his death without actual facts to back it up.

Patriots, Harvard football players conduct clinic for special needs students from Boston and Chelsea - Justin A. Rice
Rice has a good entry this morning on Ryan Mallett, who enjoyed helping out at a football clinic for special needs students at Harvard last week.


Brady, Welker roll in high fashion at Kentucky Derby - Marc Sessler
Sessler has a photo  of Tom Brady and Wes Welker, who were both at the Kentucky Derby this past weekend.


Our Reflections on Matt Light - Mike Reiss, Mike Rodak, Field Yates
With Light set to announce his retirement this morning, Reiss, Rodak, and Yates each look back and give their thoughts on Light's impressive career.

Light writes on retirement on MMQB - Mike Reiss
Reiss notes an excerpt on this week's Monday Morning Quarterback by Peter King, with Light revealing that he felt 2011 was his final season.


Matt Light Left an Indelible Imprint on the Patriots - Christopher Price
Price has a great article this morning on Light, and notes that aside from struggles with Jason Taylor and Aaron Schobel, very little was written about Matt Light over his 11 years in a New England uniform.

Was Tavon Wilson Worth a Second-Round Pick? - Christopher Price
Price notes the fact that the Patriots have a history of looking past the combine and going after some unheralded college talent, and they appear to have done the same thing this year with Wilson.

NBC Sports

Chad Ochocinco has a waiter gig in his future (video) - Ben Chew
Chew has a video of Ochocinco, who is seen in this video delivering food to teammates Julian Edelman, Deion Branch, and Brandon Lloyd.