5 Takeaways from Jerod Mayo’s appearance on “Pats from the Past”


Listed here are 5 fascinating issues that stood out from Jerod Mayo’s look on the ‘Pats from the Previous’ podcast.Mike Dussault

Jerod Mayo was the newest visitor on the “Pats from the Previous” podcast and supplied some nice tales and insights from each his taking part in days and present teaching expertise with the Patriots.

Mayo was chosen tenth total within the 2008 draft and instantly discovered himself taking part in a major position for a protection that was coming off an 18-1 season, successful the AP’s Defensive Rookie of the 12 months. He went on to play eight seasons with the Pats, showing in a single Tremendous Bowl whereas incomes a championship ring in 2014, although he had been misplaced for the season resulting from harm.

Now Mayo is getting into his fourth season as a coach for the Patriots and he shared some nice tales that spanned all of his experiences with New England, each on the sphere and off it.

Listed here are 5 of the very best moments from the podcast!

On becoming a member of the Patriots in 2008:

“The yr prior they gained each recreation however gained the Tremendous Bowl. So I wasn’t coming into a company as a top-10 choose the place it is an entire overhaul. We had a bunch of leaders on the crew. The crew was loaded. For me to come back in, it was extra like, “Let me simply study from everybody else and never say the rest until I’ve to.'”

On incomes the respect of his teammates as a rookie:

“The explanation I gained the respect of the gamers is as a result of I’d go in there when Invoice was on the pc and ask, ‘The blokes are drained, we do not wanna be in pads at this time.” Now, I went to go in there as a result of Invoice’s a troublesome man. For me, I used to be all the time raised that the worst factor somebody can say to me isn’t any, then go ask. So I’d go in there, I’d all the time joke round I used to be batting .300 on the time, batting .250. As a result of I’d go in there and typically the request can be granted and there have been different occasions he’d be like, ‘Hey, get out of right here.’ However once I would return within the locker room and inform guys we’re not in pads at this time, it was like a celebration. Like actually selecting me up on their shoulders, like this man went into the fireplace, went into the dragon’s layer and requested for one thing and bought it.”

On teammate Matthew Slater being a Corridor of Famer:

“I see Slate in there each single day and also you speak about a man who takes care of his physique, loves the sport of soccer, really loves particular groups… not like these different guys who they go on their visits and, ‘Oh I really like particular groups,’ after which ask him what number of snaps of particular groups did you will have final yr and, ‘Oh, the coach did not really need me on particular groups.’ When you consider a man like Slater, a man who’s actually been the glue for a very long time round right here. I really feel like I used to be the bridge, I solely have one Tremendous Bowl, I am not complaining however the bridge between that subsequent era. Slate’s been by way of it since 2008 and he is nonetheless going. You actually give it some thought, he’s the glue and I used to be simply the bridge. He is a Corridor of Famer for my part. He would not go on the market and play 30 snaps, however on the similar time he makes a huge effect on the sport.”

On this yr’s younger linebacker group:

“I believe this yr, simply occupied with the blokes that we’ve got within the room, we’ve got some guys that may rush and canopy. We’ve got some guys that Pats Nation hasn’t even heard of most likely. That, to me, is the thrilling half. That is the thrilling a part of the unknown. We’ll go into it as a unit, we’ll go into it collectively and I’d say even proper not having a few of these older guys within the room is helpful for the youthful guys as a result of the older guys can be bored out of their minds with a few of the issues we’re speaking about. On the similar time. it is forcing the younger guys to essentially take that step ahead and actually develop and develop with out being hindered by every other man’s expertise.”

On Tom Brady chipping his tooth pregame:

“So I am sitting there, and Tom and I’d all the time chat it up pregame, I am on the sideline. We’re simply on the market, I’ve my helmet on, it is unbuckled, do not have my mouthpiece in, I am able to go in and I hear my identify… I flip round and it is Tom and he head butts me and splits my tooth proper down the center, I am speaking 10 minutes earlier than the sport and my tooth is break up and I am pissed. My tooth is break up down the center, going this fashion straight throughout. So, I’ve an amazing recreation as a result of I am pissed off the entire recreation and afterwards I am like, ‘Tom, you are shopping for me a brand new set of tooth and also you’re paying for it and I wanna go to your dentist. I have not cashed it but, I’ll although quickly.”

Pats from the Previous Podcast

The ‘Pats from the Previous’ podcast options in-depth conversations with a few of the best Patriots gamers in franchise historical past. Hosted by Sr. Govt Producer Matt Smith, and the Govt Director of the Patriots Corridor of Fame, offered by Raytheon, Bryan Morry, who mixed have practically forty years of expertise within the group to expertly faucet into the gamers and their distinctive insights.


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