New England Patriots Links 11/11/11 - Vince Wilfork: 'I Have Faith in This Team'

Vince Wilfork tells the media the the team is prepared and ready to go.

It's not tough [to not let doubts creep in when you lose two games]. We just have to continue to believe in what we're doing. I believe the last time we played the Jets, they were coming in on a two-game losing streak, on the road, and we ending up beating them then. But ever since then, they turned it around, they started playing better football - they got it together. Now the tides are turned. It says a lot about your team if you can stick together and play together and play good football. That's what we're here for - to play good football. I think we can do that, like I said.

It's not like games we're getting blown out and it's not competitive. It's not like that. It's just small things that lead to big things and I think we need to clean those things up. Everyone understands that. I think we're all doing our job to make sure we have all the bases covered and we have to continue to move forward.

What we have in this locker room is what we have. This is what we're going to ride with, what we're going to die with, what we have in this locker room. We have something good in that locker room. We all know that. Times are going to be tough, it's going to be tough. There's going to be hard times, there's going to be fun times, you're going to have all of that. It's a rollercoaster, everything doesn't work out smooth. That's part of nature, that's part of life, that's part of sports; it's not always going to be perfect.

But when it's not perfect, what are you going to do? Will you be mentally tough and handle the situation or will you just fold and just give into the critics and give into everyone who says we can't do it? I have faith in this team, I really do. I really believe that these guys, all of us, are going to come to work and we're going to grind. We're going to grind for one another and it starts on the practice field. We had a good day of it yesterday and I think we need to have a better day today and a better day Friday and then Saturday going into Sunday. Make us feel like we're prepared and ready to go. That's where we're at as a team.

Chris Gasper breaks down his three keys to a Patriots win over the Jets Sunday night. 

1. Patriots offense must win the third down battle against the Jets defense

2. Get more guys involved in the passing game for Patriots QB Tom Brady

3. Don't let Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez get in a passing rhythm





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