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The New England Patriots have a problem – a winning problem that is.

The first four of New England’s Super Bowl championship banners currently sit at the south end zone of Gillette Stadium above the video board, with two banners evenly spaced on each side of the logo.

But where will the fifth one go?

In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday, Patriots team owner Robert Kraft admitted that some construction changes had to happen to squeeze the fifth one in.

“We’re very excited and we had a high-class problem because we had no more room to put banners,” he said. “We’ve had to change the construction around. We have a little surprise for our fans (opening) night, which should be very cool.”

Keep an eye on it, Pats fans. Opening night takes place on September 7 when the team will unveil the new banner before they take on Kansas City Chiefs.

Other bits from the interview:

When speaking on championships and the organization, Kraft mentioned his superstition of how he keeps the most recent Super Bowl ring in his pocket every day until the next regular season begins.

He also talked about how proud he is to have been able to work with both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for so long as they start their 18th season together.

“I am pretty proud that I believe in continuity and stability, whether it’s in your private life and you’re privileged to have a good business partner,” Kraft said. “I am thinking it’s the beginning of the 18th season where I am privileged to have both Bill and Tom here. It’s very hard in the modern NFL to have that continuity. When you have something good, that’s the real challenge, to keep it together.”

Kraft also praised Brady’s financial sacrifices in the past, when it comes for the good of the team.

“He’s done a lot for this team, and I remember when we had a big contract discussion, and we were going to have trouble keeping him. He agreed to take less for the good of the team. I don’t know how many quarterbacks in today’s environment would do it, especially someone who has accomplished what he has. He truly puts winning first and showed it in the financial deal, what he was willing to take. We’re so lucky to have him.”

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Megan Carnahan 8/01/2017 08:33:00 AM Edit
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