Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/25/13
Criticize the Patriot Way all you want, but there is one aspect that has ro be respected and that is the organizations commitment to keeping their mouth shut when it comes to dealing with things they cannot control. This is no more clear than what the team is dealing with at this moment, and it is the off-field distraction that is the Aaron Hernandez saga. Police continue to investigate the murder of Hernandez associate Odin Lloyd, where Hernandez is allegedly a suspect in connection with the case. But the New England Patriots are going about their business, because it is what they need to do, as linebacker Jerod Mayo pointed out over the weekend: “We always talk about ignoring the noise, and we’re doing the same now,” linebacker Jerod Mayo told ESPNBoston.com on Sunday. “Whether it’s good or bad, we always talk about ignoring the noise.” The media would love to get a sound bit out of the players, because they know it won’t come from head coach Bill Belichick. However, the player’s follow the example of their coach, which allows them to stay focused on the task at hand, which is to prepare themselves to do their job on [...]
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