Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 7/23/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
As disappointed as I am as a New England Patriots fan that Greg Bedard left the Boston Globe to join Peter King at his new website, MMQB (Monday Morning Quarterback), I was happy to see that his first column was about the Patriots. In the usual fashion of Bedard, he delivered a wonderful piece that provided deep insight into the Patriots unit - particularly Bill Belichick and the locker room dynamic. Although Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is perhaps the greatest off-field disturbance in the Belichick-Brady era, it is not the first that has attempted to derail the Patriots season prior to its beginning. In Bedard's column he reminds readers of Belichick's knack for overcoming on and off the field issues that would rip apart the ordinary football team. He runs the gamut from Drew Bledsoe's chest injury that kick-started Tom Brady's career, to when Spygate made the Patriots the laughing stock of the NFL and Belichick, in turn, made each opponent the laughing stock of the week, and f...
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