Patriots coach Bill Belichick is presenting Troy Brown at tonight's "The Tradition" event at TD Banknorth Garden.
That had me thinking back to previous times Belichick has spoken of Brown. Some of the most powerful comments I remembered came last offseason when Belichick was speaking at Salem State.
The topic was leadership, and how it comes in different forms.
"Troy Brown, who hardly ever says a word, he just does his job – it doesn’t make any difference whether he’s covering Donald Driver on defense up at Green Bay, returning kicks for touchdowns against Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game in 2001, or blocked field goals and lateraling for touchdowns in 2001, or catching passes from Tom Brady. He just goes out there and does his job. Of all the players I’ve had the privilege of coaching, he’d be the last guy to get up and talk and give a team speech, or that type of thing. That’s not his style, yet he’s a tremendous leader on the football team."