Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots want competitors. They want winners. Jim Trotter of SI.com relates a story from Asante Samuel about Tom Brady's competitive drive.
Brady often projects an image of calm and cool, whether facing a rush of defensive linemen or the crush of paparazzi. But former teammates speak of a different Brady, one whose competitive engine has no kill switch.
"We would just go out and take advantage of Tom," Samuel told SI then. "I think he probably beat us once or twice the whole year. When we go against each other, it's fun and games and we talk smack. But it's also very competitive, and he gets real upset when he doesn't win. He's throwing helmets, turning red, cursing, everything."
New England staff will be watching the players compete in drills and timed events at the combine. They'll also see who doesn't want to throw or run against their peers on a level playing field.
It is not like competing on the football field, but remember, nothing goes unnoticed at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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