FOXBOROUGH -- First there were "Humble Pie" T-shirts. Today, some Patriots players donned new T-shirts which read "60-minute men".
The blue T-shirts have a large fist on it, and the fist was shown breaking through with white tape over the knuckles. An American flag is seen in the background.
The T-shirts were produced by DL Jarvis Green through his charitable foundation. We initially wrote that the T-shirts had the team's logo on them, but we were mistaken.
Playing 60 minutes, and getting stronger as the game progresses, has been one of the main themes surrounding the Patriots this year. The Patriots' focus in this area seemed to pay off in the team's most recent game, at Indianapolis, when a strong finishing kick in the fourth quarter helped turn a 20-10 deficit into a 24-20 victory.
Earlier this year, Patriots LB Adalius Thomas produced "Humble Pie" T-shirts which players seemed to enjoy wearing. Those T-shirts played off the theme that regardless of how well the Patriots played, they were assured of eating some humble pie for some aspect of their performance.