I am not a rah rah guy but it is easy to see why vets like playing for this guy. Per Reiss http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/10/bill_backs_vrab.html "The only reason Mike was even in the vicinity of anyoneâs legs or knees is because he was pushed down," Belichick said. "Then they hit him late. It looked to me that the players were off balance probably because the offense, knowing it was a spike, slowed down and Mike just did what any defensive player should do -- play hard to the whistle and take nothing for granted. I wouldnât tell Mike to do anything differently."