Variations on the expected Patriots response to Aaron Hernandez's fate: BB, as himself: "I'm only concerned about the players who are here." BB, channeling Dick Vermeil: "We will rally around Jake Ballard. And we will play, good football." BB, channeling Wrecks Ryan: "Yes, the young man made a mistake. We all make mistakes. Show me someone who hasn't made a mistake in their life and I'll show you the Almighty. I've made mistakes but I'll tell you what: I don't care what anybody thinks. I'll put my record up against anyone's, especially defensively." BB, channeling Vince Lombardi: "I said to Aaron: 'Next time you find something out there good enough to risk your life, family, reputation, career and $40 million contract over ... Take me along, OK?'" BB, channeling Knute Rockne: "I rallied the team together, see? I said, 'You -- Brady and Mankins, Wilfork, and Mayo. Now-w the success of any team, men, is based on team-play -- the same as you showed last year: Sacrifice; unselfish sacrifice! These other teams are the fellows they say are pretty good; but I think we're better! And I think if we get ourselves keyed up to a point, and when we're confident of that ... why-y-y the results will take care of themselves!'"