Here are this morning’s top stories:
Words With Frenz mailbag: Looking ahead at a busy Patriots offseason – Erik Frenz – Frenz has his mailbag for this week with a variety of different topics, including his thoughts on some Â of the Patriots’ biggest needs.
Several coaches leave Patriots – Shalise Manza Young – Manza Young has an article on some of the recent coaching changes, and feels that after being passed over for Matt Patricia in 2012, Pepper Johnson likely felt it was time to move on.
Rob Ninkovich rushes to improvement – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning which leads off with comments from Ninkovich, who assessed his season and felt relatively pleased with what he accomplished this year.
Aaron Dobson works for healthy return – Jeff Howe – Howe has an article on Dobson, who is hoping to improve on his rookie season heading into next year.
Borges vs. Belichick – The Herald published a letter to the editor from Eric Reardon, who wasn’t happy with Borges’ shot at Belichick following the Patriots AFC Championship loss.
Ryan Allen explains why shoulder bone is connected to foot bone – Jeff Howe – Howe has comments from Allen, who talked about how a shoulder injury can affect a punter.
Snapshot look at Pats’ salary cap – Field Yates – Yates has a quick entry on the Patriots salary cap situation, and notes that as of right now they’re in poor shape.
Curran: ‘Pats need to bring back Edelman’ – Tom Curran – Curran talks about the situation facing Julian Edelman this offseason and feels he’s a better choice than Amendola.
McCourty 1-on-1: What went wrong vs. Broncos – Devin McCourty appeared on Quick Slants on CSNNE, and gave his thoughts on losing the AFC Championship game.
New England Patriots offseason primer: Hard decisions await – Nick Underhill – Underhill has a good read on some of the decisions coming up for the Patriots, and talks about how they’ll address them.
Eric Decker, Michael Johnson Could Be Patriots’ Free-Agent Targets – Doug Kyed – Kyed has his thoughts on potential offseason targets, and feels Decker could be a possibility for the Patriots to target at the receiver position.
Eric Ebron, Jace Amaro Are Best Tight Ends For Patriots In 2014 NFL Draft – Doug Kyed – Kyed has another good read this morning and feels Ebron and Amaro are to players New England could target in May during the draft.
Agent’s Take: What’s in store for Patriots, 49ers this offseason – Joel Corry – Corry has some thoughts on what the Patriots may do this offseason, including a look at who he feels will restructure their contract, who may be cut, etc.
Patriots ‘runner-up’ gear goes to developing countries – Elaine Thompson – Thompson has an article on what happens to all the T-Shirts that don’t work out in the loser’s favor in this piece.
Pats alumni to make appearance in Warwick - Paul Kenyon – Kenyon has a quick note on an upcoming player appearance from the Patriots Alumni, who will be appearing in Warwick Rhode Island tomorrow and include Joe Andruzzi among others.