Said Patricia: “It’s good to have those guys on your team that maybe necessarily don’t get all the reps but that can step in and just be able to function at a high level.’’
In Martin’s case, he’s demonstrated the ability to perform not only at a high level, but an ability of being able to get to the biggest game of the season.
So, what did the Lord of the Rings do with all his Super Bowl bling when he arrived in Foxborough?
“Put it away,’’ he said. “It’s all back at the house. It’s just sitting in a safe at the house. It’s just collecting dust. I’m more focused on the next one than what happened in the past. Once your season is over, or your career is over, that’s when you focus on that type of stuff. But I think I still have a nice little career ahead of me, so I’m focused on getting to the playoffs and winning games until I can get another one.’’
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