Thursday's New England Patriots Links 1/23/14 - Patriots Face Serious Offseason Questions

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January 23, 2014 at 09:29am ET

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In 2014, Patriots need to add more weapons - Adam Kaufman - Kaufman ponders New England's offseason moves, and believes Tom Brady needs weapons on the offensive side of the football more than ever.

Patriots getting better players is a good start - Christopher Gasper - Gasper has a column this morning and feels Belichick should build a team that doesn’t force him to use every ounce of his considerable coaching acumen to make it a title contender.

Dante Scarnecchia retires after 30 years with Patriots - Shalise Manza Young - Manza Young files her notebook this morning which leads off on Scarnecchia's retirement.

An offseason plan for the Patriots - Ben Volin - Volin has a great read this morning with his offseason plan of what the Patriots may want to do this offseason.


Patriots Report Card: Final grades are in - Ron Borges - Borges has his final grades and feels the personnel losses left the Patriots suffering death by strangulation in the AFC Championship game.

Patriots Notebook: Dante Scarnecchia retires at 65 - Karen Guregian, Ron Borges - Borges and Guregian have a column on the retirement of Scarnecchia, who at 65 years old still ran laps with the players during practices.


Pats' Dante Scarnecchia retiring - Mike Reiss - Reiss has an article on offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, who is retiring after 30-years with the team.

A few leftover Patriots thoughts - Mike Reiss - Reiss has some interesting thoughts in this piece, including the fact he believes the Patriots didn't get performances from some of their top players in key moments and feels that's what ultimately cost them.

Leftovers from Bill Belichick interview - Mike Reiss - Reiss has tidbits from Belichick's interview with WEEI yesterday, including the fact Belichick second-guessed himself on the fourth-and-3 call during Sundays AFC Championship Game.


George Godsey to be Texans QB coach - Tania Ganguli - Ganguli has the report of Patriots tight end coach George Godsey moving on to Houston to coach their quarterbacks.


Bill Belichick's mistake came after season, not before it - Kirk Minihane - Minihane looks at the situation between Belichick and Welker and disagrees strongly with the coach's accusation on his hit against Aqib Talib.

Patriots free agent forecast: Who will stay and who will go? - Christopher Price - Price ponders New England's offseason moves and wonders who will be returning next season, and who the team may move on from.


Patriots Need Versatile Pass Rusher; Seahawks' Michael Bennett Could Fit - Doug Kyed -  Kyed files his mailbag for this week, and believes that Bennett could be the perfect fit on New England's defense, among other thoughts in this week's edition.


Patriots have some salary-cap decisions to make - Paul Kenyon - Kenyon writes that the salary cap could lead to the Patriots doing more roster reduction over the next six weeks than they've ever had to do in the past.


New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers each face serious offseason questions - Doug Farrar - Farrar provides a good read on his thoughts on the Patriots offseason, and believes the level of skill players given to Tom Brady over the last few years has bordered on "criminal".