Wilfork, a Pro Bowl nose tackle, was one of the more constant Patriots cheering on Paul Pierce and Co. this spring. Apparently the Florida native has been a fan of the Big Green since long before the new Big Three became the talk of the sporting world.
"I have been a Celtics fan my entire life," Wilfork told the Boston Globe. "I am not just one of those people that got caught up in the season. I have been going to Celtics games since I have been here and like I said the Celtics have always been my favorite basketball team."
Slater has been working at both safety and receiver during spring practices. He's also worked on special teams, a role that is likely his ticket to any chance he has of making the New England roster.
"I just admired the whole game, the way both teams played," Bryant said of the Giants' 17-14 upset victory. "Any time you have a Super Bowl with that few points you have to just enjoy the game."
Still, with the Patriots being such favorites heading into the game and possessing an unblemished 18-0 record, the outcome had to come as a surprise.
"Not really. When you've been playing in the league as long as I have, each game is a different game, regardless of whether it's the first game of the year or the last game of the year," Bryant said.
Did he ever think an undefeated regular season was a possibility? "I think everything has to fall in place, and obviously it did for them last year," he continued. "You have to stay healthy, you have to be lucky, you have to be good. The stars have to be aligned right."
"Red zone was a real area of weakness," LB Mike Vrabel said. "We could have been a great defense last year if we'd played better in the red zone. Statistically, we were good, except in that area."
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