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leaders,” Belichick said. “They have leadership but it kind of comes out in a little bit a of a different way than Junior Seau or Tedy Bruschi or somebody like that. And again, not saying one’s better than the other, they’re just different
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Pro space eater who has the versatility needed to play multiple spots on New England’s defensive front. And like Junior Seau and Kevin Faulk before him, Wilfork has achieved the rare honor of being one of a handful of players in the New England roster have been able to garner the sort
Super Bowl berth. New England was considered a preferred landing spot for veterans like Brian Waters , Tommy Kelly , Junior Seau , Rodney Harrison , Alge Crumpler and Gerard Warren , all of whom arrived in Foxboro in the autumn of their years seeking
was a real strength and that was why he was able to play. And guys that I’ve played with like Rodney Harrison and Junior Seau , I learned from those guys. So you watch the way that they prepare. You watch the way they treat themselves and then you
will have the respect and admiration of the entire roster: Kevin Faulk had that sort of cache. Anthony Pleasant, Junior Seau , Rodney Harrison , Tedy Bruschi and Alge Crumpler were a few others who had the requisite charisma and resume to match that
come in and instantly been identified as leaders on their new team: Alge Crumpler, Gerard Warren, Brian Waters and Junior Seau . However, they’ve never been able to replicate Harrison’s impact on the rest of New England’s defensive backs in terms of veteran leadership. (The secondary hasn’t exactly been rudderless -- Devin McCourty made
sees them. The man, who has coached the likes of Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Pepper Johnson, Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau , thinks Roberts has the potential to be a playmaker on this Patriots defense. The sample size is very, very small but he likes what he sees. When did Bill Belichick first notice him? Well, as the Patriots
see the game a little bit behind you in pass coverage.” Belichick compared Ninkovich’s game to Mike Vrabel, Junior Seau and Tedy Bruschi. “You have to have an awareness for where receivers are, where people are on the field,” explained
to have an awareness for where receivers are, where people are on the field. Mike [Vrabel] was able to do that. Junior [ Seau ] was able to do that, although Junior primarily played inside linebacker, but he played on the line quite a bit, rushed quite a bit. Tedy [Bruschi] certainly did that over the course
guys. Only occasionally, there comes along a guy who is able to get both sides to defer to his leadership skills. Junior Seau was like that. Vince Wilfork was like that. Faulk was like that. There was, of course, one bad decision. If he had one mulligan, I suspect he would have left the weed at
our perspective, the 17-year difference is the biggest disparity in age on the New England roster since 2009 when Junior Seau (40 years old) and Patrick Chung (22) were on the roster at the same time. 3. Updating one of our favorite Patriots’ draft stats: in the last six drafts, New England has made 57 selections, and 26 of them have been college captains