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Patriots.com News Blitz - 6/12/2007

The top three are the same, just not in the same order.

With mini camps complete and training camps on the horizon, some media outlets are beginning to set their offseason power rankings. One has New England on top with San Diego and Indy trailing, while another has those three in a different order. And Tom Brady is near the top of another type of "power" ranking on ESPN.com.

Indianapolis, meanwhile, is where Rosey Colvin will be spending some time before camp begins next month. The Pats linebacker is heading back to his hometown, then to his alma mater, Purdue University.

Colvin will be instructing youth players in the Offense-Defense Football Camp, but he won't just be teaching gridiron techniques.

"We're trying to show the kids that there's more to life than just being a football player or being a professional athlete," Colvin told the Journal and Courier in Indiana recently.

"I try to help the kids understand that playing sports is not something that is always guaranteed. I try to focus on the now, on education being important in their lives. And using education to catapult yourself in the direction you want to go."

And if you haven't yet cast your vote in the Patriots 2007 Hall of Fame Balloting, there's still time.

Today, the Boston Herald has a chat with one of the finalists, former tight end Ben Coates. He says he would have liked to have won a Super Bowl with the team in 2001, but is just glad the franchise finally won the big game.

"I was happy for those guys who were there with us in '96 when we didn't win it. I was happy for the organization."

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