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Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

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    Nice read on Michael Hoomanawanui from Peter May at the NY Times, and on how the "Patriot Way" occurs to outside players coming in:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/s...nawanui-eager-to-help-the-patriots.html?_r=0

    Hoomanawanui has a little bit of similarity to Rob Ninkovich, who was profiled in a Grantland article recently. Uber-hard working, tough nosed, blue collar player. 5th round pick. Picked up off the scrap heap with little expectation, has worked himself in as a significantly role player and clearly passed Daniel Fells, who was a fairly significant off-season signing, on the depth chart. Like Ninkovich, a guy who just keeps working and exceeds expectations:

    The phonetic spelling of his name also suggests lots of potential nicknames: "Oh-oh", "oh-mahn", for starters. Good kid. I hope the Pats can keep him for the future.
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    Nice, BB calls him whoo-man the kid can block and I love that long catch he made against the 49ers...wouldn't mid seeing more of that.:cool:
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    I believe in the Pats video introducing him he also said he gets called "Hoo-man" a lot.
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    I keep rereading the name pronunciation and I still can't get it.
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    I remember reading that he is sometimes called "uh-oh." Especially when he makes a mistake.
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    Thanks for posting this.

    These kind of articles make me pinch myself.

    I've been a Pats fan since the early 70s. That OUR TEAM is the freaking model franchise is still so fresh and awesome and new to me. I know that BB has been at it for years and really this is now in its second decade.

    But still...our Charlie Brown franchise is the epitome of class, intelligent design and winning. Players come here and buy in. Massive smile!

    And I love reading idiots complain about BB or his media dealings. You morons: BB only tells the media what he thinks wont hurt the Pats and their chances of winning.

    Oh, and love the HooMan. I'm guessing that he or Fells will catch a few passes against the Cravens.
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    Just for you, one of my patented visual pronunciation guides :D

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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    Hopefully next Sunday he can make the national audience say "Hoo dat?"
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    re: Nice Read on Michael Hoomanawanui and the "Patriot Way"

    His name only has seven syllables. ;)
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    Darryl. I can't agree more. All the mediots are constantly trying to force the image of BB being a curmudgeon and a bad guy. The polar opposite of a "players coach", when the exact opposite is true. If you are willing to work hard, love football, and can accept constructive criticism, then Foxboro is football heaven. A great player's environment, where, like Hooman states, "everyone is excited to be there"

    So in reality, our grumpy old curmudgeon, is actually the ultimate player's coach, and like most things the haters would have you believe, that image they want to portray is nothing more than a myth
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    I suspect that made a difference when it came to wooing contested UDFAs like Brandon Bolden and Jeff Demps. And I hope it will help with Armond Armstead. Guys know that they are dealing with a stable situation, that they will get a fair chance to compete, that BB will be upfront and honest about what's expected of them, and that they'll be part of something bigger. If goes don't buy in to that, they probably are better off going elsewhere.
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