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Replay: Patriots Unfiltered Tue May 21 - 02:00 PM | Thu May 23 - 09:55 AM News Blitz - 7/28/2008

Belichick gives back to the fans, a new running back comes into town, and Tank Williams talks about life as a linebacker.  Also, Maroney is looking forward to the new season in today's News Blitz.


Bill Belichickis not the type of coach who will sign many autographs after a practice but he now feels it may be time to give back to those who have given him so much.

“The support has been great,” Belichick said to the Boston Herald. "I appreciate it personally and for our team. The fans here and other places in the area - being in an airport and someone comes up to you and says something positive - have been great since I came here and took the job in 2000. The fan support has been good, and I really feel like I have a kind of personal connection."

When RB Lamont Jordangot cut by the Oakland Raiders, he didn't know what to expect, then the Patriots called. "That put a smile on my face," Jordan said to the Herald. “Any time you get an opportunity to put on a Patriots uniform, that’s something you have to do.”

Another Patriots Running back, Laurence Maroney, has high hopes for the 2008 season. He is using his success from late last season to push him forward this year telling the *Providence Journal *that:

Maroney also explains in the article that having help from veterans like Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk,and Heath Evans is a big part of his success.

Finally, DB Tank Williamsknew coming into New England that versitility was a big part of the job but that didn't worry him to much. Usually this means a safety may play corner, but in Williams case, it meant linebacker,and that doesn't seem to worry him either.

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