Found December 03, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
We met Nate Jones earlier in the week, a little bit after Patriots coach Bill Belichick (right), it seems. The veteran CB, a slot corner and special teamer, has played for the Dolphins, Cowboys and Broncos. He was brought in this week for Phillip Adams, asked to learn a bunch of positions and contribute quickly. Not an easy task. But the affable Jones seems to get it. I asked him what the key is. “Be a professional,” Jones said. “Be the first one in the building, the last one out. This point, that’s all there is to do. I’ve been in the league eight years, I know what it takes. Just learn as much as I can. If I don’t understand something, ask questions. You’re going to take your bumps in the learning process, but the faster I can learn, the faster I can help this team.” (more…)

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FOXBOROUGH - Bill Belichick spent the entire week leading up to yesterday’s game telling anyone who would listen that the Indianapolis Colts, despite their winless record entering their matchup with the Patriots, would pose a challenge.

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