Re: Dennard arrested on suspicion of dui.....
posted at 7/17/2013 8:57 PM EDT
In response to portfolio1's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
And yet, THE PATRIOT WAY was built on the foundation that the team's leaders would always set the standards for, and police the behavior of all of their peers with whom they shared the locker room. Probably the truest point made, as you say Babe, is that the New England Patriots are short in the area of quality, respected, veteran leaders who walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Vrabel, Light, Rodney, Teddy, Faulk, Troy, Willie, Seymore, etc..........They were THE PATRIOT WAY. Lets hope Bill is telling his vets, "IT's TIME SOME OF YOU "LEADERS" stepped up GODDAMMIT!"
The problem is you have to be a pretty good player to be taken seriously as a leader. We have far fewer of those guys than we used to. On D a Mayo or Wilfork are the only two that are good enough to seriously get into peoples faces and demand excellence. On offense only a Brady or Mankins are really established enough to do such a thing. I think you need more than those 4.
I agree. Imagine if Gronk were more like Ditka. Or if Ridley was more a leader. Or if Jones or Hightower or even T Wilson become leaders. Animated leaders.
The Ravens certainly had emotion and intensity. We do have some intensity but it seems less than is needed. Perhaps if the D were coached to play more agressively and the O more physical in the running game perhaps it would inspire it more.
Listen to this Bruschi podcast.
He speaks exactly of the leaders in the locker room and what is was like when he was there. He thinks the Pats have strayed from good leadership and have also strayed from their philosophy of the type of player that used to exist.