Rodney Harrison was a formidable presence in the Patriots’ secondary for two Super Bowl championships and a 16-0 regular season. He had a reputation as dirty player among 31 NFL teams, nut in New England, his reputation was that of a leader. Who better to assess what’s going at the safety position, most notably with Brandon Meriweather, than Harrison? Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald spoke with the former Patriot about Meriweather:
“He’s good at pushing buttons, he’s good at tweaking guys, pushing guys, manipulating guys. That’s part of him being a great coach. Those are tactics he’ll use to get performance out of players. When you’re dealing with 50, 60, 70 different players every year, different personalities, you have to create ways to motivate. Some guys get complacent. So you have to find a way to push them. You have to be able to manipulate them, and Belichick sure knows how to do that. And I’m saying that as a good thing, not a bad thing.”
Harrison also added that he believes Patrick Chung will emerge as the leader at safety and that Meriweather, who is in the final year of his contract, will be finding a new home next season. To read the full story, click HERE.