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Bill Belichick praises preparation of Brandon Browner, Akeem Ayers
"Belichick: “Brandon really works hard. He really works extremely hard on the practice field. We saw that in training camp and all through the spring. He has good instincts. He knows the defense. We ask him to do a lot of different things. Yesterday he was outside, but he also came in — was on [Martellus] Bennett in certain situations — and did a real good job of tackling. He had a good open-field tackle there on [Matt] Forte on a big third-down stop. He’s a good run force player. He does a good job in all those situations. I don’t think his on-field effort has ever been a question. Just missed a little bit of time there at the beginning of the year. The more he has played, the better the techniques are.”"
Patriots-Broncos week kicks off with classic Aqib Talib Interview
"On knowing the Patriots would be fine after some doubted them earlier in the year: “I told you. You all were panicking. I told you they’ll be alright. They’ll be fine. They’ll be in the playoffs. They’ll win the division. No surprise.”On Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: “He’s 6-7, 200 and who knows what. And then he can run like a wild dog. Great hands, great catch radius. He’s one of the top tight ends in the league. He knows how to play the game of football and then on top of that, he’s got a great quarterback throwing him the ball.”"
Brady and Belichick enjoying the end of the game
Patriots RB Jonas Gray seizes the day
"For a player who has waited so long for his chance to shine, Gray seized that opportunity with his first carry of the day — a 19-yard burst on the Patriots’ second offensive play.“It actually shocked me that it was that open,” Gray said. “When you are in there you are doing everything you are supposed to do — you are reading, you get your vision — I’m like, oh, whoa, I just started sprinting full speed and couldn’t believe that it just opened up like that. I was thinking I was supposed to score. I was so mad because I kind of stumbled a little bit. If I just hit it, I would have scored.”"