Sunday Morning Patriots Links

Ian Logue
May 30, 2010 at 10:00am ET

Colleagues take to Twitter to praise ‘perfect’ play-by-play man
Year after year, Gil Santos delivered
Bill Belichick pays tribute to Patriots Hall of Fame broadcaster Gil Santos
Bill Belichick pays tribute to the late Gil Santos
Tight end Troy Niklas’ “crazy” story makes him a Patriot and a father, too

A beautiful Sunday on this Memorial Day weekend here in New England.  This is a short entry this morning due to the lack of headlines, but here are some of the stories you may want to check out this morning.

Logan Mankins puts guard up - Boston Herald

An interesting quote from the above article came from former Patriots guard Ross Tucker, who feels that New England needs to find a way  to keep him on their roster.
“At times, he’s not as good in one-on-one pass protection as he should be. He gets in trouble sometimes, which he shouldn’t if he wants to be an elite player, a perennial Pro Bowl player,” Tucker told the Herald. “That’s the only weakness I’ve seen in his game. But he more than makes up for it with his physicality in the run game and just the mindset, the chippiness, the aggressivness he brings to the offensive line and to that team.

“I’ve seen him knock (current free agent defensive tackle) Sam Adams on his butt. He’s done some things where you look at it and it’s, ‘Wow, that’s impressive.’ ”

I Get Chills Just Thinking About It - Boston Globe

Isaiah Stanback: Ultimate Case of "What If" - Seattle PI

The above link provides you with an interesting perspective coming from fans who have followed Stanback, as he has local ties due to his success during his time in college playing for the Huskies. 

Roger Goodell Counsels Grads - Boston Herald

Gibsonville Native Holt Turns to New NFL Page With Patriots - Burlington Times

Below is a great quote from Patriots WR Torry Holt from that article, which he said during last week's OTA's.  From all indications Holt is quite a character guy, and seems like he'll be a great fit if he makes the team.
“Football is a humbling sport,” Holt said. “I’ve always said, and I’ve had coaches tell me, ‘you never got it (made). You never got it in this league and as long as you’re working to improve as a football team and improve as an individual player, your chances to succeed are very high.”

That's it for today.  Hope everyone has a good day and we'll see you tomorrow.