Vince Wilfork was a one-man wrecking crew against the Ravens.
"You know what? That’s fine with me," Wilfork said yesterday. "We want to keep doing what we’ve been doing, and hopefully it’s good enough. We’re all starting from the same point once again. We start all over this year. Hopefully, we can finish it off right."
"Each year this team is getting better and better. That’s what we want to do. We have a great group of guys in this locker room. And they love football," Wilfork said. "They have a passion for football. And you can win with that. You can win with people like that, and that’s what we have in this locker room. We have a bunch of guys that love one another, they play for one another. You have to have that to be successful at this level."
"Whoever they bring in, they feel can help this ballclub win. That’s what it’s all about," Wilfork said. "Bill, all those guys, they make the decisions, who comes in, who leaves. If they think they have someone that can help us win games, guess what, we’re going to go that route. If it don’t work out, it don’t work out. I’m just happy to be on this side with these coaches and this organization and the people who make the decisions because they’re proven. They’ve proven they can go out and grab guys, guys people never heard of, or guys who have a different role somewhere else, and come here and be successful. "I know Bill knows what he’s doing. I don’t get caught up into why he’s bringing so and so in. I don’t think he would jeopardize this franchise or this organization by bringing in someone that’s a flat-out knucklehead."
Wilfork believes the secret is having everyone on the same page, and that’s what the Pats had last season on the road to the Super Bowl."If you can get that, you’ll be successful. And we’ve had that over the years," he said. "I’m very blessed going through college and pros, I’ve had a very good winning percentage. I can’t complain. But the one thing is that group of guys. Everybody gives everything up to win. That’s one thing that’s been similar. You have to have that group of guys that has that fight in them. If you don’t have that, you have a problem."
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- PFW in Progress - The PFW crew discusses the Patriots perceived Draft strategy and what they feel the Pats will do with their 27th and 31st picks. (2 hour program)
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- Christopher Price resets the list of the Patriots' 17 unrestricted free agents.
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- Christopher Price posts the highlights from Wes Welker's appearance on NFLN's Total Access last night.
- Nick O'Malley notes Dane Fletcher is free of his cast and fully recovered from his thumb injury.
- Mike Reiss profiles possible Patriots in this year's draft: S Phillip Thomas (Syracuse) and a trio of WRs from Akansas: Joe Adams, Greg Childs & Jarius Wright.
- Jeff Howe says the Patriots could make Nick Perry their first opening-round pick from USC since Willie McGinest.
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- Tom E. Curran breaks down the Inside Linebacker position in this year's draft, and looks at who would be the best fit for the Patriots..
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- Staff Report (Pro Football Weekly) Q&A with draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki.
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