Re: Firing up the Deisel.....
Thats an inspirational story for all guys out there who get drafted late or not at all.
$13 million is alot of money for a guy who was a 7th round pick - just goes to show what a combination of good attitude, good coaching and a talented mentor can do for a rookie's prospects.
If Willie P makes some more headlines next year you have guys who were nobodies on draft day playing in two of the biggest impact positions on the team, outside of the QB.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.