A collection of Patriots-based links from around the Web:
1. Speed the need for team. Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com examines some offseason storylines to follow and he leads off with the Patriots. "I'm told Belichick knows he's been getting away with all of this and wants to try and change things beginning this offseason by adding a fast wide receiver and more speed across the roster. We'll see if he can," Freeman writes.
2. Opining on Welker & Light. Peter King of Sports Illustrated delivers his "Monday Morning Quarterback" piece, which includes some Patriots-based opinions. King touches on Wes Welker's failed connection with Tom Brady in the Super Bowl ("he has to make that catch") and the protection provided by left tackle Matt Light ("that was a great game Light played").
3. One view of team needs. Jeff Diamond of SI.com examines the team needs of all 32 clubs and focuses on cornerback, wide receiver and defensive end. "The team's biggest problem area is the secondary, where the Patriots had to use wide receiver Julian Edelman late in the season," Diamond writes.
4. Patriots Way off course? Bill Reiter argues that the "Patriots Way" has been derailed. "It’s not getting outfoxed that’s stunning. It’s that the secret of it is out for all the world to process, along with Gisele’s antics and Gronk’s dancing," Reiter writes.
5. Dreaming of Mario Williams. Imagine a scenario where the Patriots sign Mario Williams in free agency; that's what Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly does. "Bill Belichick is nothing if not opportunistic, and he knows that having one of the finest defensive talents potentially come free like this is a once-a-decade kind of thing he can't afford to pass up," Edholm opines.