On Wednesday, the New England Patriots introduced 2015 first-round pick Malcom Brown, presenting the ferocious defensive tackle prospect with the #1 jersey. In the eight-minute press conference following the ceremony, Brown uttered the word “work” a total of 38 times, indicating that he is well on his way to becoming a great Patriots player.
You can view the full press conference transcript here.
While introducing Brown, Patriots owner Robert Kraft nodded to 1994 first-round pick Willie McGinest, who became the 24th member of the Patriots Hall of Fame yesterday. If Brown pans out to be anything close to McGinest, the Patriots will have made the right choice.
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Eight minutes is not a very long time, making Brown’s constant use of the word “work” is worth noting. It was often associated with the word “hard” (i.e. “hard working”, “work hard”). Brown also indicated that he is eager to “get to work”, and that he didn’t talk with Tom Brady much but “shook his hand and we just went to work”.
Brown also gave very Patriot responses to fluffy questions, such as what number he will wear: “I really don’t know right now. All we are in is blue shirts and grey shorts.” Good answer, rookie.
If the Patriots aren’t going to have a first-round selection in 2016, they had better hope they made the right choice this spring. Initial indications are that the Pats struck gold when Brown dropped to No. 32, as evidenced by this very Belichickian press conference that he pulled off today.
Now we just have to see how Brown performs the rest of the summer as he vies for a starting role.