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McGair: Talking football with New England QB Ryan Mallett

May 21, 2012

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
Besides talking about his childhood friend and current Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks in a piece that ran in Monday’s edition (here it is in case you missed it: http://www.woonsocketcall.com/node/5302), Patriots third-string quarterback Ryan Mallett weighed in about a few pigskin-related topics.

On what Mallett’s offseason dance card consisted of leading up to the start of Organized Team Activities:
Ryan Mallett: “I’m just going to work every day and grind as hard as I can and see where it takes me.”

On the group of wide receivers the Patriots acquired via free agency:
RM: “Just whatever the coaches deem is necessary for us to have a chance to win is fine with me. Bringing in new guys is cool. It happens every year, but we’ve got to see what they [new pass-catching options] are going to do now.”

On how Mallett’s mindset has changed now that he’s no longer considered a rookie:
RM: “I’ve just got to be ready and always know what’s going on. From year one to year two, it’s a big jump as far as knowing what to do and not making as many mistakes. That’s why I’m looking forward to getting back on the field.”

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