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Patriots.com News Blitz - 1/25/2011

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro team by unanimous vote. Linebacker Jerod Mayo, who led the league with 193 tackles, and guard Logan Mankins also made the cut. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, cornerback Devin McCourty and tackle Sebastian Vollmer were named to the All-Pro's second team. Read about it in the Boston Globe.

Read a similar story in the Boston Herald. Get the full All-Pro roster on Boston.com. Read more about Vollmer, Wilfork and McCourty on ESPNBoston.com.

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker regrets his allusion to "feet" during that now infamous press conference before facing the Jets in a divisional playoff, according to the Boston Herald. His comments allegedly led to his benching during New England's first offensive series against the Jets, who would go on to win 28-21. Read more about it on ESPNBoston.com.

Read about the Super Bowl XLV matchup, Steelers vs. Packers, in the Boston Globe. Read more about the matchup in the Globe, which also offers a little history on Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

ESPNBoston.com says New England's future focus should be running backs. Read about standouts BenJarvus-Green-Ellis, who had a 1,000-yard season, and Danny Woodhead, who filled the big void left by 12-year veteran Kevin Faulk.

The Boston niche of ESPN also looks ahead to the 2011 season, in which it says the defensive line should be the Patriots' No. 1 priority.

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