Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 2/11/13

CLEVELAND - 2008: Willie McGinest of the Cleveland Browns poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Getty Images)
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 through...
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