Finishing touch: Laurence Maroney focuses on playing through whistle
By Rich Thompson
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Updated 15h ago
FOXBORO - Patriots [team stats] tailback Laurence Maroney [stats] sums up his training camp outlook in a single nine-letter word:
“Finishing. It’s all about finishing,” Maroney said after yesterday’s morning workout at Gillette Stadium. “No matter what I’m doing - if it’s a block, a pass route or running - you have to finish it. Everything is about finishing.”
The mantra of finishing is not just a simple response to the Patriots’ 17-14 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. The concept has been handed down by coach Bill Belichick to put the recent past in perspective. Finishing is really about the Pats’ new beginning. The fresh start will take on a new dimension when the Pats host the Baltimore Ravens in the first preseason game Thursday night at Gillette.
“We are all starting from scratch and Laurence is working on everything and finishing his plays,” Belichick said. “Whatever it is, that (finishing) is important, and there are a lot of things we are working on at this point.”
rest of article: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/foot ... position=2