Was looking through my original Patriots blog today that started in December of 2007 and some of the posts are pretty entertaining.
Some because of how wrong I was, others because I’m preaching the same stuff I preach now, but this one is just Don Banks nailing the Jerod Mayo pick.
Maybe I’ll make these throwbacks to the old blog a weekly thing in the offseason.
Who have the Patriots missed most?
The New England Patriots’ injuries in 2013 have been well-documented, but three stand out far above the rest.
Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo were to be integral parts of the Patriots’ plans this season, but each would find themselves playing less than seven full games and eventually on IR.
The Patriots have clearly missed all three players this season but who have they missed the most?
Just because Jerod Mayo’s season on the field is done doesn’t mean he’s not still doing good off the field. Here’s a pic from yesterday, with Jerod delivering more than 1,000 inspirational messages through EMD Serono's Notes of Hope Program at the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center of Boston.
It’s so refreshing to see all the good that the Patriots do off the field in the community. Every Tuesday they’re out giving their time to people who need it. Great stuff from them all, especially Mayo, who could’ve disappeared into the shadows after his injury, but has kept up his role as a leader both on and off the field.
Jerod Mayo on what makes the Patriots locker room different
Thanks to @PatriotsXLVIII for putting this up.
Linebacker Jerod Mayo has had surgery on a torn pectoral muscle and is out at least eight weeks, a source tells WEEI.com. If his rehab goes well, then Mayo is likely to return to working out in six weeks. If there’s a chance the captain of the Patriots defense could return for late in the season and the playoffs, the team is likely to hold off placing him on injured reserve.
New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo could miss the rest of the season after having surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, Yahoo Sports has learned. The injury, confirmed by two sources, is a blow to the Patriots, who pulled out a last-second victory over New Orleans on Sunday but may have lost four key players for significant time.
He always has an answer to a question no matter how ridiculous it might sound. He’s always quick to bring something to attention if maybe somebody else had missed it on a play or something. He could literally watch film and tell you what every position has to do, or if something broke down, how to fix it. It’s always good to be able to watch film with a veteran like Mayo.
Dont’a Hightower on Jerod Mayo
Jerod Mayo plays grizzled vet | Boston Herald
Good read on Mayo, who had arguably the best year of his career last year. Would still love to see him take the next step in his pass coverage. He’s flashed at times, but in my eyes that remains the weak part of his game. He has the speed and toughness, it’s just a matter of having that savvy in coverage to know where the ball is going. Bruschi developed it, hopefully Mayo can continue to as well.
I like the schemes, the chess aspect of the game, the strategy that goes into it — what the coaches are thinking. I like that part of the game a lot.