Found January 29, 2012 on Pro Football Talk:
While Florio went on national television before the Pro Bowl, I visited with the handful of Patriots speaking to the media for the first time since arriving in Indianapolis. I could go in a lot of directions here, but let’s start with the basics. What defines the Patriot Way? “Just having mental toughness, everyone doing…

Patriots guard Logan Mankins on the offensive line being called dirty: “That’s a compliment to us.”

With a defense that sacks opposing quarterbacks at a high rate, the N.Y. Giants defensive line and the Patriots offensive line are on a collision course come Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI. And one thing’s for certain – players on the Giants defensive front aren’t exactly fans of the Patriots or their offensive linemen. Osi Umenyiora already said tackle Matt Light “really gets...

More than 25,000 fans send the Patriots off to Indy for Super Bowl XLVI

Before the Patriots headed out to Indianapolis to begin the festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, they went to Gillette Stadium for a send-off rally. I was flying when it happened but when I landed, I can’t deny that I was surprised. Turns out, 25,000 of you flocked to Gillette to send the team off, and this is a solid summation right here. Players and coaches took turns stepping...

Now Presenting, "Sh** Bill Belichick Says" (Video)

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a man of few words but most of his classic quotes have been compiled in this clip using the popular Internet meme "Sh** People Say". Here it is without further ado, "Sh** Bill Belichick Says":

Tiquan Underwood Gets Patriots Logo Shaved Into Head As Part of New Haircut (Photo)

Say what you will about Tiquan Underwood. He doesn't have the best hands on the team, he may not be the fastest, but he definitely has the freshest haircut. Underwood tweeted a picture of his new hairdo. The Patriots are set to be sent off with a rally at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, and Underwood's high-top fade is sure to be one of the most talked-about parts of the event...

Belichick jokes about 4th and 2

Bill Belichick knows that although the Patriots are the home team next weekend they're hardly the hometown favorite. At today's presser he decided to make the locals smile a bit by poking fun at his decision to go for it on 4th and 2 in the 2007 AFC Championship: “I never had too much hospitality here until I went for it on fourth-and-2,” Belichick said. “Since then...

Tom Brady is a Soft Cry Baby Who is Over Protected by NFL Refs

TweetIt's a fact, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is a soft cry baby who is over protected by NFL refs. He goes by many names, "The Golden Boy", "Tom Terrific", I call him "Mr. Perfect" cause in the eyes of NFL referees he cannot do any wrong and cannot be touched. Just looking at Brady the wrong way may get a player flagged. As Super Bowl XLVI...

New England Patriots Super Bowl report: Gronkowski may skip practices

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"Do the Gronk"

Rob Gronkowski has become a living fairy tale over the past five months. A second year tight end out of the University of Arizona, he had a very good rookie season. He pulled in 42 balls for 546 yards and ten touchdowns. Then this year, he put those numbers to shame. 90 catches, 1,327 yards (all-time NFL record), 17 touchdown receptions (all-time NFL record), one rushing touchdown...

Matt Light, Jerod Mayo Among Patriots Dealing With Illnesses

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's an illness circulating through the Patriots' locker room in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, and that's not exactly desirable at this point in the season. Linebacker Jerod Mayo said Tuesday he's got a cold, and he was visibly a little stuffed up. Also, left tackle Matt Light and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer are dealing with illnesses...

Colts owner Jim Irsay is happy for Patriots owner Robert Kraft … no really, he is

Colts owner Jim Irsay was part of the news conference celebrating the Indianapolis-based Super Bowl committee, putting on good face even amid his awful season. Afterward, he stopped and chatted with reporters in the hallway. Irsay was asked about Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and whether he’s happy that, after the offseason Kraft had, he was happy to see him on this stage. Irsay...

SI may have put Giant jinx on Pats

Advantage, Giants. And it's all thanks to one photogenic shot of Tom Brady. The Patriots’ star QB appears on the cover of the Jan. 25 issue of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands today. It’s hardly Brady’s first go-round as coverboy he’s been on 15 SI fronts but if you’re a superstitious Pats fan, the timing couldn't be any worse.

Man in motion

INDIANAPOLIS - The calendar says it has been less than six years but Aaron Hernandez feels that his trip from There to Here seems much longer. “Sometimes I still sit back and think how crazy it really is,’’ says the Patriots’ eclectic and electric tight end, who has made it from high school to the Super Bowl at fast-forward speed.
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