Some thoughts from Rosey Colvin
Posted on December 3, 2008
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The newest New England linebacker just wrapped up a session with the media in the Patriots’ locker room. Here’s a quick sample of what he talked about:
- On being back…
- It’s mixed emotions. It’s definitely a good opportunity to come back and see guys I have a history with. A chance to run around and play football for a couple of games. I have some personal situations that I’m dealing with, but it’s what I’ve known in my life for the last 14 years. Like I said, either way, I would have been fine. Not getting the opportunity or getting the opportunity. So I’m thankful for it and hopefully I can produce, and some good things will come out of it.
- Did you get other calls?
- I got a couple of calls, but nothing serious. I’ve said for a long time that I’m content. I have been content in who I am, who I was and who I continue to be as a football player. The luxuries and benefits that I had being a player here for five years and the experience of winning championships, I would say I didn’t necessarily have something to prove. It wasn’t like I was scratching walls trying to get back into the game. It’s definite and a plus to have the opportunity, and I look forward to getting myself ready to go. I’ll go to practice today and try to take it from there.
- What kind of shape are you in?
- I am in great shape to wake up in the morning, to do my daughters’ hair, to run up and down the stairs and get their clothes and prep them for school, take them to school, come back home and enjoy the day with my wife. Going to the UPS store and work for a few hours and come home and eat dinner. I guess I was in good enough shape that they felt comfortable bringing me in here, so we’ll see what happens.
- Richard Seymour said that if Ty Law can do it, anyone can…
- [laughter] You know Ty. He’s definitely unique I his own way. I think he looked like he had been running. So hopefully, I will resemble a guy who finished training camp in Houston.
- What do you bring to the table?
- Like I said, I’m the same old guy. I tried to go to Houston and bring some of those playmaking abilities to them, and they felt like I wasn’t up to par, so, you know. I haven’t done much since then. If I could just get myself back in the swing of things as what was done before I left and sort of familiarize myself with the defense, the types of roles they’re going to ask me to play, then hopefully, everything will work out well. But I think right now, they’ve been trying to do some things on defense, and obviously, with a couple of guys being down, they need some depth.
- Have you talked to ex-teammates?
- I’ve been able to communicate with them. I’ve stayed with them all season long, so it’s not like I haven’t talked to any of them. It’s been refreshing to see their faces and sit in the meetings again. Didn’t have to run the conditioning test — that’s always a plus. I’ll try to make it business as usual and not make it a big deal.
- Walking back in here, was it like you never left?
- No, I definitely left. It’s a different point in my life. I am at a different point in my life, mentally, personally. As a football player, I think that gives you an idea of what you are trying to accomplish and what you are trying to achieve. As a team, you try to achieve championships, as a player, you’d be naïve not to set personal goals for yourself. I do have a list of things I’m trying to accomplish. Hopefully, we can get those done and move forward.
- Have you talked to Gary Guyton about getting No. 59 back?
- No, from what I’ve seen from afar, he seems like a young kid who is trying to make a name for himself. He’s doing a decent job of playing. To limit who I am because of a number, I would love to play in 59, but I think he sort of has given himself and started his career as a football player … his story is behind that. So I would not challenge him by saying I need that to move forward in something I’m trying to do in four or five games. I’m excited about the opportunity to play, regardless of what number. Just like when I went down to Houston and had to switch to a different number. Once you put the jersey on, you can’t see the number anyway. I think for right now, 95 is going to be it, so we’ll just call it the alter ego.