Found November 16, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
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When the Patriots beat the Jets on Sunday, they did so with a defense will with players who no one had heard of. Well, some players, you were familiar with. But DB Sterling Moore? LB Jeff Tarpinian? These are the guys they went to battle with. Yes. The result was a resilient, impressive effort (one I talked about on WEEI today). LB Jerod Mayo hit on the same topic, explaining how he handles players with whom he has zero experience. “I can help by just talking to those guys, trying to calm them down and just communicate, make sure everyone’s on the same page,” Mayo said in the locker room today. “It’s a little different, but at the same time, we have that next-man-up mentality and I think those guys are stepping up.” (more…)
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