From this AM's Globe, good article by Mike Reiss on Maroney.. what I like is the attitude of Kevin Faulk and Dillon, not sure is all NFL lockerrooms that this would be happening.
FOXBOROUGH -- The rookie running back arrived in town with a decorated rÃ©sumÃ© and the desire to fulfill a longtime dream.
Laurence Maroney remembers saying it as early as his elementary school years. One day, if everything unfolded as he hoped, he would buy his mother her dream house.
He saw how his mom, a single parent, worked seven days a week, yet still found time to drive him to practices, and hardly ever missed a game. He might not have had name-brand clothes, but that was secondary to the love and support he received from his mother, Terri Terrell.
So Maroney dreamed big, and modeled his approach after what he witnessed each day in St. Louis.
``Seeing her gave me more motivation to work that much harder," said the 21-year-old running back, who is coming off a dazzling 15-carry, 125-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Patriots' 38-13 victory at Cincinnati Sunday. ``I felt like my mother was putting in all that effort, so the least I could do is repay the favor by putting in my full effort in whatever I did to give back.
``I knew football was in my heart and I was going to try to make it one way or the other, and if I were ever to make it, I would take care of her, for taking care of me."