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Patriots Daily: Belichick Thanks Fans; Super Bowl 58 Week Begins

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Bill Belichick took out a full-page ad in The Boston Globe on Sunday to thank New England Patriots fans. Belichick referred to New England sports fans as the most passionate in America. He called himself blessed for being able to experience it over the past 24 years. He made note of the six Super Bowl parades as being “truly a two-way expression of gratitude and love.”

Belichick also showed off a sense of humor. He wrote, “You may even have enjoyed my fashion sense and press conferences, or maybe you just tolerated them.”

Later in the day, the full ad was also posted to the Instagram account of the Bill Belichick Foundation.

With the NFL head coaching positions all filled for now, the football world awaits Belichick’s next career move.

Super Bowl 58 Week Begins

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are now in Las Vegas for Super Bowl 58 week. Kansas City is trying to become the first team since the New England Patriots 19 years ago to win back-to-back Super Bowls. San Francisco has an opportunity to join New England and Pittsburgh as the only six-time Super Bowl Champions in NFL history. A look at the schedule for the week:

Monday – Super Bowl Opening Night (8:00 PM ET). The media gets to interview players and coaches from both teams.

Wednesday – Saturday: Super Bowl Experience (open to fans). Includes interactive games, displays, and autograph sessions with current and former NFL players.

Thursday – NFL Honors (9:00 ET). The event will be broadcast on CBS and NFL Network. Keenan-Michael Key will host. In addition to announcing the winners of the major awards, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be unveiled.

Sunday: Super Bowl 58 (6:30 PM ET)

Also in today’s Patriots Daily…

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Patriots Football Now – Who is New England Patriots executive Eliot Wolf?

New England Patriots Staff

Patriots Football Now – Offensive Coordinator: Alex Van Pelt

Patriots Football Now – Special Teams Coordinator: Jeremy Springer

NFL Draft

Patriots Football Now – Patriots Rumors: Wolf might want offensive tackle at three

Patriots Football Now – NFL Mock Draft 2.0

NFL News

NFL.com – Commanders hiring Kliff Kingsbury, Joe Whitt Jr. as coordinators

Pro Football Network – Micah Parsons and David Njoku squabble at Pro Bowl (video)

Yardbarker –Ravens to let Pro Bowl defender hit market

ESPN – Baker Mayfield and Demario Davis win Pro Bowl MVP awards in NFC win

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Fun Fact of the Day

Only three offensive linemen have been selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft since the 1970 merger:

1997 – St. Louis Rams: Orlando Pace (Ohio State)

2008 – Miami Dolphins – Jake Long (Michigan)

2013 – Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Fisher (Central Michigan)

Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day comes from Anthony Reinhard with some good news for New England Patriots fans in terms of salary cap room…

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