Found December 30, 2012 on NESN.com:
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If anyone knows how the Patriots’ locker room gets hours before kickoff on Week 17, it’s three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Chatham. The Patriots’ former linebacker says New England should be going all out against the Dolphins. Chatham said the Patriots will be able to monitor the 1 p.m. games until an hour before game time, then the monitors turn off and the players have to prepare for their opponent. While Tom Brady and the rest of the Pats may not know what’s going in the Texans or Ravens games, their coaches will, and they’ll adapt as necessary before game time. Regardless of the outcome of the 1 p.m. games, Chatham thinks the young New England team should be going all out against the Dolphins. He said that while you may not be able to find a statistic to back it up, young teams have a tendency to feed off momentum. Hear all of Chatham’s thoughts on the Patriots’ ‘scoreboard watching’ in the video above.
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