Found February 11, 2013 on Patriots Life:
Cleveland-browns-2008
Longtime Patriot's defensive star Willie McGinest is the latest to chime in on the Gronk criticism for his post-Super Bowl performance in New Orleans. Speaking in reference to the latest episode, McGinest suggested that one of Gronk's peers needs to step in as a leader and talk to him: “If there were things that needed to be addressed when I was there, I’d have a conversation with that player, or we had other leaders in the locker room who would talk to him,” McGinest told the Herald on Friday. “I just think, outside of being a professional, it was understanding what you had at risk, what we were there for, and understanding throughout that everybody should be accountable and everybody should be responsible. And you should know that what you do outside the field or outside the locker room directly affects everybody on the team.” (Quote from BostonHerald.com) The apparent lack of veteran leadership that characterized the dynasty-era Patriots teams has been a resonating theme...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Report: McGinest talks Patriots, Gronk

Willie McGinest believes it's time for someone to step up and address Rob Gronkowski about his behavior. "If there were things that needed to be addressed when I was there, I'd have a conversation with that player, or we had other leaders in the locker room who would talk to him," McGinest told the Boston Herald on Friday. Well then, who should speak out and help...

Tom Brady 2012 Highlights (by fingerflip54)

Tom Brady 2012 Highlights (by fingerflip54)

Willie McGinest Thinks Rob Gronkowski Needs Talking-To From Patriots After Tight End’s Latest Stunt in Las Vegas

Willie McGinest believes it’s time for someone to step up and address Rob Gronkowski about his behavior. “If there were things that needed to be addressed when I was there, I’d have a conversation with that player, or we had other leaders in the locker room who would talk to him,” McGinest told the Boston Herald on Friday. Well then, who should speak out and help straighten...

Willie McGinest: Patriots need to speak to Rob Gronkowski about his behavior

Rob Gronkowski is a one-of-a-kind person and player, and the New England Patriots have had very few like him in the past. For the most part, Bill Belichick expects his team to keep a low profile and stay out of the public spotlight — even during the offseason. Gronk has no interest in doing that, and former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest feels that it is time for the team...

Willie McGinest thinks Gronkowski needs a Talkin’ to

Last week we brought you one of many stories involving Rob Gronkowski and his late-night-drunken-dancing-partying antics. Although he’s never been arrested, nor charged with anything, some people still want to put his social life under a microscope and question if he is the guy for the oft-calm New England Patriots. Former Pats DE Willie McGinest thinks the Patriots need to have...

Why Tom Brady Has Won in His Last Super Bowl in New England

The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl champions! I know, it’s a little late but I had to write last week in “tribute” to Ray Lewis. But with the Ravens holding the rights to call themselves Super Bowl champions until next February, the debate now begins. Who is the favorite to win in next year? The opening odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl have the Patriots at 6-1, Niners...

Video: Tom Brady - The Legend

Fantastic video made by vinniemack84. Is Tom Brady the best ever? Yes.

Willie McGinest Thinks Someone Needs To Talk To Gronkowski

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has caught some flak in the past week or so, because of video that has surfaced of Gronk partying and wrestling in Vegas with a broken forearm. No Gronk didn’t break any crimes, and it is the offseason, so he should be able to enjoy himself.  There are some who feel that Gronkowski is walking a tightrope and at some point his behavior and antics...

Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd likely released

The New England Patriots are faced with a tough decision, do they re-sign Wes Welker, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March, do they franchise tag him or do they release him? Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe believes the Patriots should release Welker along with wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. "We’ve addressed this before, but the Patriots have to be discussing...

Matt Light: 'Do the right thing' for Wes Welker

The New England Patriots are faced with a tough decision to make on wide receiver Wes Welker.   A five-time Pro Bowler who has led the NFL in receptions three times, Welker is what former Patriots lineman Matt Light calls a "

The Patriots Life 2012 Coach of the Year is...

We at Patriots Life are giving out our post-season awards. Previously, we revealed the New England Patriots:MVPOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearRookie of the Yearand Breakout Player of the Year.Now, we reveal the Patriots Coach of the Year. And the award goes to... It's Offensive Line coach Dante Scarnecchia!You might not know this guys name, but Scarnecchia...
Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.