Former New England Patriots wide receiver Tiquan Underwood arrived in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locker room to find a wooden box waiting for him. Inside was something that Bill Belichick promised to him, after the much-publicized release of Underwood before the Super Bowl. Belichick told Underwood, who patriotically cut the Patriots in his hair on the back, that he would receive a Super Bowl ring whether or not the Pats won the Super Bowl.
Belichick even mentioned Underwood in lauding Rutgers alumni who play in the NFL.
“The professionalism I’ve experienced with those players like some of the ones we’ve had on our team – Devin, (Tiquan) Underwood, Silvestro last year, guys like that – they come to work, they’re ready to practice every day, they’re ready to work, they’re prepared in meetings, they’re in good condition, football is important to them, they’re not looking to cut corners, they’re trying to do their job and usually a little bit extra.”
It’s good to see that things are going well for the 25-year-old receiver with the Buccaneers, and he is vying for a roster spot in a logjam at the position. He is doing well for himself and had a big game in the first preseason game. I really hope Underwood makes the roster, because his classy, humble, and full of team spirit (as we saw last year). He deserves to be on a roster, and he has been playing well recently for Tampa Bay.
Want another reason why Belichick is the best coach in the NFL? He has class. Great move BB.
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