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Patriots forced to 'ignore noise' of dramatic offseason

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02:51 PM ET 06.25 | The challenge of a new group of wide receivers for Tom Brady looked to be one of the bigger challenges of the offseason for the New England Patriots, but now the team has had to deal with a litany of distractions. Shortly after losing tight end Rob Gronkowski to offseason surgery, tight end Aaron Hernandez stole headlines as part of a homicide investigation that has included his home being searched multiple times by police. Where Hernandez has created a media circus for the Patriots, the team didn't do much to help the distractions either by signing quarterback Tim Tebow earlier in June. On Sunday, linebacker Jerod Mayo spoke with Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston about dealing with the "noise" of the offseason, thus far: "We always talk about ignoring the noise, and we're doing the same now," linebacker Jerod Mayo told ESPNBoston.com on Sunday. "Whether it's good or bad, we always talk about ignoring the noise." Massachusetts State Police searched a pond near the home of Hernandez on Monday, but found "no evidence." Two days earlier, the police removed 10 bags of evidence from the house, although Hernandez has not been arrested as of yet.

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June 25, 2013  03:14 PM ET

The new New England logo will have the Patriot with his fingers in his ears and shouting "Lalalalalalala, I can't hear you! Yayayayayayaya!"

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June 25, 2013  05:39 PM ET

We're either going to Hoody pull off magic, or we're going to be treated to fantastic Hoody pressers.

A fan win-win.

June 25, 2013  06:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Patriots receivers are all gone. Who does he throw to?

Outside of Welker and Moss for ONE year, who has he had to throw to? The SB winning teams had a bunch of cast-offs and 'B' grade receivers............Brady has consistently made lemonade out of lemons...........

June 25, 2013  06:26 PM ET

Patriots have always been good at shutting out the noise the media makes. One of Hoodie's good skills. The media is not as relevant as it thinks.

June 25, 2013  06:26 PM ET

This >>>>>>>>>

June 25, 2013  06:27 PM ET

Seriously, this >>>>>>>>>>>

June 25, 2013  08:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Seriously, this >>>>>>>>>>>

she's got red, zombie eyes

June 25, 2013  08:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Outside of Welker and Moss for ONE year, who has he had to throw to? The SB winning teams had a bunch of cast-offs and 'B' grade receivers............Brady has consistently made lemonade out of lemons...........

Excellent post!

June 25, 2013  08:38 PM ET

Mayo has drunk the Kool-Aid; "we will not pay attention"
It takes a unique coach to instill that culture.

 
June 26, 2013  12:30 AM ET

Tebow new favorite word is attrition.

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