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Articles tagged: Nick Brossette

Kevin Faulk offered simple but perfect advice on playing for Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

If anyone knows how to succeed playing for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, it’s Kevin Faulk.

Faulk, who played college ball at LSU, spent 13 seasons with the New England Patriots from 1999-2011, winning three Super Bowl rings with the franchise. So when former LSU running back Nick Brossette signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent recently, he knew exactly whom to call for advice.

Brossette told reporters he FaceTimed with Faulk to get the skinny on succeeding with Belichick and received same sage advice.

That seems pretty simple and straightforward, but it’s probably easier to say those instructions than to follow them. Some players like to showcase their personalities and have a hard time bottling it up, which can lead to discipline from the club. Others fit in well with the team’s style and succeed by keeping quiet and doing their job.

Joining the Patriots is an honor for football players, but not always a guarantee of success.

Each top 25 college football team’s most important player

Tua Tagovailoa

The college football season is upon us, which should have fans pumped across the country. Though it will take a while to get a sense for the best 25 teams in the country, we do have our preseason top 25 entering the first full slate of games. Those teams will be relying on some key players all season. Here is a look at the most important player for each of the preseason’s top 25 teams.

1) Alabama — Tua Tagovailoa, QB

After taking over the second half of the national championship game, Tagovailoa showed what he can do. He is mobile, fearless, and has a big arm. He can give Alabama the kind of big-play ability at quarterback they haven’t seen for a while — possibly ever. He has no shortage of talent around him, much of it NFL-level, and he has already demonstrated skill and poise in the most pressure-filled situation. Expect him to have a solid year at minimum.