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Patriots 'Declaration of Done-ness' - Michael Felger says dynasty's over

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Patriots 'Declaration of Done-ness' - Michael Felger says dynasty's over

Michael Felger has put it in writing. The Patriots are done.

The "Felger & Mazz" co-host returned from his holiday break Thursday to what he called the "dawn of a new day" for the Pats. 

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Felger's cohort Jim Murray opened the show by presenting the "Declaration of Done-ness" for the Patriots' chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions for Felger to sign. Murray had signed on a few weeks ago, even before the Week 17 loss to Miami had dropped New England into wild card-land Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans.

"There's the paperwork," Felger said after signing. "They're done and it's not just they're done. It's done...Let me further clarify, when I say it's over, I'm saying this current incarnation of the Brady-Belichick run is over. I don't think you're done contending as long as Belichick is here. I do think Brady's done. I think Brady's going to retire."

Watch the full signing ceremony/discussion here, via YouTube.

Will Tom Brady's fate come down to a Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick tug of war?

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Will Tom Brady's fate come down to a Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick tug of war?

It is the question that has hung over the New England Patriots since training camp. 

With a contract that allows Tom Brady to become a free agent in March, is this the last we're seeing of the GOAT in a Patriots uniform?

On Boston Sports Tonight, Tom E. Curran, Michael Felger, Michael Holley and Lou Merloni debated what Brady could decide to do and if his immediate future will come down to a tug-of-war between Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft. 

"If he still thinks he can play," asked Merloni. "do you really think this is how he wants it to end? Or does he want to go somewhere and say, you know what, I want to go somewhere where I have some weapons around me and show everybody that I can play at 43 and that last year it was because they surrounded me with a bunch of guys that didn't know what they were doing?"

Said Curran: "Bill Belichick has started the next chapter of the Patriots dynasty, whatever it turns out to be. 3.0 has Steve Belichick and Jerod Mayo and Bill still there. You don't think Bill could convince Robert to say, 'Listen, this is an asset for your family...we have to move on. Economically, it's not a sound move to stick with Tom for another year.' " 

Holley replied that economically, keeping Brady is a sound move: "He's not going to be the highest-paid quarterback. He's not a 35-30 million dollar quarterback. So if you give Tom Brady one more year, the economics will be consistent with the rest of the top quarterbacks around the league."

Said Felger: "Not 10 years down the road. If you give Belichick more of a runway on the next guy they're better off."

Watch the complete discussion here on YouTube:

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Breakfast Pod: An emotional Rob Gronkowski reveals his next step

Breakfast Pod: An emotional Rob Gronkowski reveals his next step

Months after calling it quits, Rob Gronkowski finally has his retirement moment and tearfully talks about his decision. 

1:26 - Tom Curran joins Early Edition to react to the Rob Gronkowski's emotional comments from today and give a little insight on to Gronk's state of mind this past season.  

7:57 - Ted Johnson and Mike Felger give their thoughts on Gronk and if they think we will ever see him make a comeback in the NFL.

13:26 - Curran and the BST crew discuss the likely scenario that Ted Karras will replace David Andrews at center and how this move would impact the Patriots offensive line.

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