By BRENDAN McGAIR
Besides talking about his childhood friend and current Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks in a piece that ran in Mondayâ€™s edition (here it is in case you missed it: http://pawtuckettimes.com/content/happy-you-buddy-patsâ€™-qb-mallett-elated-middlebrooks-can-officially-call-himself-big-leaguer), Patriots third-string quarterback Ryan Mallett weighed in about a few pigskin-related topics.
On what Mallettâ€™s offseason dance card consisted of leading up to the start of Organized Team Activities:
Ryan Mallett: â€śIâ€™m just going to work every day and grind as hard as I can and see where it takes me.â€ť
On the group of wide receivers the Patriots acquired via free agency:
RM: â€śJust 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 weâ€™ve got to see what they [new pass-catching options] are going to do now.â€ť
On how Mallettâ€™s mindset has changed now that heâ€™s no longer considered a rookie:
RM: â€śIâ€™ve just got to be ready and always know whatâ€™s going on. From year one to year two, itâ€™s a big jump as far as knowing what to do and not making as many mistakes. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m looking forward to getting back on the field.â€ť