"For this team, there's a lot to be proud of."
The Patriots finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and earned their third consecutive trip to the AFC Championship despite season-ending injuries to key players such as
"I think we should be proud of what we've done," added defensive captain
"I felt they stepped up and did whatever they had to do each week to make sure we had a chance, and we ended up winning a lot of games that way. I'm proud of the unit and I'm proud of the guys that were able to step in and fill roles and do whatever they had to do to win games. I think that's a building block moving forward."
The Patriots will have some decisions to make this offseason, as players such as LeGarrette Blount,
"I'd like to be here, but we'll see how it goes," added Blount.