I didn't see a thread on this, so I thought I might start one. The first thing that jumped out at me listening to Robert is just how intelligent he is. He is very eloquant for an ex-ball player. A few of his points are: * He feels that the open locker room that they had in Minny from 98-00 was very conducive to a healthy environment. He mentioned Vrabel, Seymour and (one other guy - not Brady or Bruschi) as being guys that Moss can lean on, as well as put him in his place if necessary. Smith sounded very optimisitic about the union of Moss and NE. * When Dennis tried to get Smith to tear into Randy a little ("Don't you want a self-starter? Isn't it a red flag if a guy is only productive if his surroundings are good?") Smith essentially said what we all know, that a negative attitiude is as infectious as a positive one. When the entire team sucks and the majority of the players have minimal motivation, it is difficult to stay focussed. Smith made his point well enough - even though he said what most have, it just sounded better, you know? - that Dennis never broached the subject again. * Smith said that he thinks Maroney is going to be a *great* RB. Couldn't say enough about the guy. He even admitted that he had misread him in college because he didn't run with as much power then. * When Smith rattled off Moss, Stallworth and Welker as additions to the team, he went into an unsolicited praising of Welker and how much he adds to the offense. That's all I can remember for now. Hopefully a few here can add their thoughts.