Monday's New England Patriots Links 2/3/14 - Decision looms on Talib

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February 03, 2014 at 09:53am ET

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Here are this morning's top stories:

BOSTON GLOBE:

Peyton Manning was powerless in Super Bowl - Dan Shaughnessy - With the Patriots sidelined and the Broncos being the ones embarrassed Sunday night, Shaughnessy has the luxury of tearing down Manning in this column.

Jennifer Garner endorses Tom Brady - The globe has a bit this morning with a note on Jennifer Garner, who admitted that she's a Patriots fan.  She's married to Boston native Ben Affleck, so no real surprise there.

BOSTON HERALD:

Borges: Omaha to Oh my God - Ron Borges - Borges gets to join in on the fun with a column of his own this morning.

ESPN BOSTON:

Patriots positional review: LB - Field Yates - Yates takes a look at the linebacker position which includes a breakdown of each player.

Sharing Super Bowl thoughts - Mike Reiss - Reiss has his thoughts following last night's game, including a reminder on all the people talking about "loading up" the team for Tom Brady.

CSNNE:

Free agent analysis: Decision looms on Talib - Tom Curran - Curran has comments from Robert Kraft regarding Aqib Talib, who said he wants him here and plans on balancing out "what he is worth".

Welker: Super Bowl loss 'embarrassing' - Phil Perry - Perry has comments from Welker after their blowout loss last night, with the receiver admitting he didn't expect that to happen.

WEEI:

Could Sebastian Vollmer contract serve as Blueprint for New Deals for Talib and Edelman? - Christopher Price - For anyone who missed Price's notes column on Sunday, there are some great little tidbits in this entry.

NEPATRIOTSDRAFT:

2014 NFL Draft Close-Up: Texas Tech Tight End Jace Amaro - Oliver Thomas - Thomas has a close-up look at Amaro and points out that the tight end is also coached by former Patriots QB Kliff Kingsbury.

BLEACHER REPORT:

Patriots 2014 Mock Draft with Scouting Profiles - James Christensen - Our friend James Christensen from NEPatriotsDraft.com has an article with his Patriots mock draft, which includes scouting reports on each player.

NFL.COM:

Report: Patriots didn't want to work at Jets' facility - Marc Sessler - Sessler has an article on the fact that had the Patriots beaten Denver, they would have likely worked out at Rutgers instead of the Jets' facility.

LAWRENCE EAGLE TRIBUNE:

Pats must 'Go for it!' immediately - Bill Burt - Burt has a column this morning and feels the team needs to go for it in 2014.

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