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Belichick’s acquisition of Cam Newton feels more like epilogue than crescendo for franchise in decline

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When you heard that Cam Newton had latched on with the New England Patriots for a year at a bargain-basement price with an incentive-laden $7M contract, what was your first reaction? Of course, that Bill Belichick had done it again, right?

He’d seen what the competition could not, made a deal for a player no one would touch, a diva like Randy Moss who could open up offensive avenues to the Patriots that had always been closed before.