The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 7/21


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Rob Gronkowski: I’ve read 80 percent of my own book

Mike Reiss-ESPN Boston

"New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was on a tour to promote his “It’s Good to be Gronk” book last week, and there were plenty of highlights along the way.One of my personal favorites? Gronkowski appearing on a “Town Hall” program hosted by Maria Menounos on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio, andacknowledging that he hasn’t read the book in its entirety.“About like 80 percent of it,” Gronkowski said with a smile. “I’m not going to lie about it. That’s what the book is — it’s all truthful in there."

New England Patriots Rookies to Report This Week

Rich Hill-Pats Pulpit

"The New England Patriots start their rookie training camp this upcoming Thursday, July 23rd. This will kick off the countdown for the regular season, which will be a nice change-up from the standard offseason droll.Plenty of news will surface from these camps, talking about which players are on the field at the same time (a workaround for the Patriots “don’t talk about first/second team” media rules), or which rookies made plays on the field. Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler used these camps to vault himself on the roster, so headlines are actually interesting to follow."

Donald Trump Once Passed On Purchasing The New England Patriots

Vincent Frank-Forbes

"Republican Presidential candidate and business tycoon Donald Trump is worth billions. He’s also leading in some polls for the GOP nomination heading into primary season.As one of the most divisive public figures in the world, most of Trump’s previous business dealings have been placed under a microscope in recent years. And for good reason. Full disclosure should be the name of the game in the political realm.Accordingly, a recent report from The Boston Globe suggests that Trump seriously considered purchasing the New England Patriots from then owner and franchise founder Billy Sullivan back in 1988."

Best of the Belichick Era: Number 8 — Richard Seymour

Tom Curran-CSNNE

"After being named first-team All-Pro after the 2002 season, Richard Seymour explained how much more important that was to him than being a Pro Bowler. “It means you are the best at your position in the whole league. I want there to be no question about that. That’s my goal. Every year, just write me in as one of the top two.” For a period, that was the case. Seymour was – like the man behind him on this list, Rob Gronkowski – a force of nature. At 6-6 and 306 pounds, you had to see Seymour in the locker room in a state of undress to understand how absurdly powerful he was. No flab, no softness. All muscle."