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    Is the locker room lacking veteran leadership?
    By: John Morgan

    Do the current New England Patriots have the behind the scenes locker room leadership necessary to be a championship contender? Is it affecting personnel moves to the 2011 Pats roster?...

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    There is Faulk as a leader and Brady as well on offense

    The defense lacks badly....Wilfork is a good player and so is Mayo but I dont see leader quality in either of them,there is no Rodney Harrison or Tedy Bruschi clone on this team,that's for sure.

    That is one reason of many,why our defense sucks.
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    they are lacking a good FS and a nickle back
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    How do you know?? And how do you define Leader Quality.. ???

    It goes on and on.. never ending.

    What is known is that just about every player drafted in the past three years, was a captain on their college teams.. so they have to be leaders.
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    Not necessarily. To be a real leader here you have to be all in. Mayo is, but's he's still young and he's been injured a lot and it's hard to lead from the tub. Vince is a leads by example guy, he does his job, but he's a teddy bear character with teamates. I know he had his own issues in 2009, but he wasn't calling AD out... And he tends to get emotional when his buddies get cut...and he's hangin with Ocho and Evelyn has become one of Bianca's BFF's... Just sayin... They don't have a guy like Willie who even when he wasn't starting scared the crap out of kids like Brady...or a Tedy or a Rodney who would take a guy aside and recap the rules or make a rookie wish he'd been drafted by any other team...

    After the AD release and after his deal was done Vince was initially vocal but it was generalities. He said at the time if you can't bring what I bring I don't want you on the field with me. This team needs a couple of front line guys on this defense who have the stature and the personality to make that the mantra on this team. I think Brady could do more of it but he's been saddled with too many fragile egos and youngsters who struggle with criticism to keep engaged for the last few seasons...so he tend to be diplomatic, although he does preach the demanding all in BB have to be better, do more, work harder mantra. And he is reportedly a little more vocally and specifically critical behind closed doors, although the one time he got on Moss in a practice situation he had to call and soothe the ego afterwards... So with some guys it doesn't work.

    I mean, what can a beteran guy like Haynesworth say to the youngsters...work harder and bring it every week and push through whatever ails you?? You think Vince is saying that to him??? I don't. And Bill has always relied on his veteran leaders to police effort and focus because players tend to tune coaches out after a while. They need to hear it from their peers.
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    Maybe if they hadn't drafted so many captains they wouldn't have cut 75% of their recent draft picks :D
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    The fans and media love to talk about leadership or other intangible things.

    There is a lack of defensive talent in the locker room.
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    But you do not know what they are or are not saying... the Tedy Bruschi's and Rodney Harrison's are rare individuals.
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    What I want to know is does the defense drink beer and eat fried chicken at half time.
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    No Jersey Selected

    That's what I was thinking.
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