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Mayo leading the way for Patriots workouts

Brandon Deaderick, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty AP

We can’t tell you too much about the Patriots player-only workouts this offseason.  Like the Colts, they are operating under a shroud of secrecy.

Our friend Tom Curran of CSNNE.com visited the location of the workouts, but their trainer Brian McDonough let the players vote on the level of coverage he could provide.  No cameras, and just an interview with McDonough and Jerod Mayo, who is leading the way.

“It’s a pretty big shift in what they’re used to,” McDonough said. “Paying for health insurance, paying for someone to train you as opposed to having someone pay you to work out. Their mindset seems to be, ‘Let’s control what is in front of us, what we can control. We’ll be in the best shape possible and let everything fall as it will.”

Anywhere from 12-16 players have shown up daily, with Mayo leading the way.

“He’s one of the most pure leaders and respected people I’ve seen. Ever,” McDonough said.

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  1. footballphan says: May 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    Just another blue chip 1st round pick for this team. Mayo is really coming into his own, and provides stability and consistancy to a young, up and coming defense.

    Not to mention leading the entire NFL in tackles last year.

    I am proud to have such a stand up, high charcter guy with such good work ethics on the team, and I know that the fanbase agrees wholeheartedly.

    Now to solve that pesky labor situation…

  2. ampats says: May 19, 2011 1:15 PM

    Mayo has developed into the leader of the Defense along with Vince Wilfork. Look for some great things from this defense this year.

  3. ttfba says: May 19, 2011 1:42 PM

    I’m not at all surprised to hear this.

    I had several classes with Jerod in college as we were in the same program and he’s got a great head on his shoulders. He really stood out from a lot of the other athletes in his work ethic, smarts, and dedication.

    Kudos to him and Patriots fans.

  4. ijahru says: May 19, 2011 1:43 PM

    Mayo is a beast. I think the Patriots defense is going to have a great year

  5. rc33 says: May 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    Their D is coming around. Had a bad playoff outing against the Jets but as a whole, played much better toward the end of last season and are still the youngest defense in the league.
    Dowling will help in the secondary for certain and BB must believe he has the right pieces at OLB between Cunningham, Ninkovich and Banta-Cain. We’ll see.

  6. TxGrown says: May 19, 2011 1:59 PM

    Are the workouts being videotaped?

  7. CKL says: May 19, 2011 3:08 PM

    ttfba says: May 19, 2011 1:42 PM

    I’m not at all surprised to hear this.

    I had several classes with Jerod in college as we were in the same program and he’s got a great head on his shoulders. He really stood out from a lot of the other athletes in his work ethic, smarts, and dedication.
    ___________________________________
    That’s great to hear, thanks for posting.
    I didn’t know much about Mayo when he was drafted but from the minute he opened his mouth as a Patriot and made a crack about how Mayo goes well with Kraft, I loved the kid. He’s done nothing but increase my respect for him since.

    That’s cool that the trainer took a vote of the players to see what they wanted as far as media coverage too. Very fair.

  8. pats245 says: May 19, 2011 3:12 PM

    the patriots will be a great defence this year with ty warren coming back on that front line,they will be that much better this year 14-2 season last year another 16-0 season this year and win the super bowl.

  9. footballphan says: May 19, 2011 5:20 PM

    Sooo–20 ‘thumbs down’ huh? All Jets fans, or Pats haters I presume. Wondering what part you wouldn’t agree with?

    Mayo isn’t a stand up guy?

    He didn’t lead the league in tackles?

    We all don’t want the labor situation solved?

    This thumbs up/down thing is pretty stupid–for that reason alone.

  10. bozosforall says: May 20, 2011 10:47 AM

    footballphan says:
    May 19, 2011 5:20 PM
    Sooo–20 ‘thumbs down’ huh? All Jets fans, or Pats haters I presume. Wondering what part you wouldn’t agree with?

    Mayo isn’t a stand up guy?

    He didn’t lead the league in tackles?

    We all don’t want the labor situation solved?

    This thumbs up/down thing is pretty stupid–for that reason alone.

    _____
    I agree that the “thumbs up/down” thing is stupid. Particularly since certain fan bases *cough* Pats *cough* grossly misuse it here.

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