Media spotlight shines bright on Pats

INDIANAPOLIS – In addition to the prospects, player agents, NFL head coaches and personnel executives here at the combine, one other aspect stands out: An overflowing media contingent covering the Patriots.

Being one of those media members, it’s certainly not my place to be a media critic, although I did have one thought: I’ve recently come to the conclusion that there may be no NFL team under more of a media spotlight than the Patriots.

This combine is one example of that.

Most teams have one or two reporters on site covering the local team. The Patriots, including their own media operation, have 12.

What has resulted was captured by Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, who blogged this morning about a scene that caught his eye from Thursday’s media availability with former Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli.

The competition for Patriots news is as fierce as ever.