Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/18/13

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)
Boston Heralds' writer Jeff Howe wrote a fantastic article for Friday's paper about New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Definitely give it a read if you can; "Preparing for success: Pats follow lead of Belichick with unmatched passion for study". The article explains something that fans have always known, yet sometimes don't think twice about. Bill Belichick's passion for football. Players are always highly praised for their work ethic. This is a characteristic that separates the good from the greats, and the greats from the legends. Quarterback Tom Brady is historically famous for his incomparable drive. That is historically however, as the Patriots now have a younger star that is the first player in the team's complex, and also the last one out. Linebacker Jerod Mayo is the culprit, and he takes much pride in it. This work ethic makes is why not many are surprised that the defensive captain was elected to the Pro Bowl for the second time. It's hard to imagine ...
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