Are some players more important than others?

Are some players more important than others?
November 21, 2012, 6:54 am
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It seems kind of strange to have one of your star players part of the PAT team, but that's the case with Rob Gronkowski.

Bill Belichick goes to great depths to say that everybody is equal on the Pats. But don't you have to be careful with the star players? Troy Brown has his answer:

"You can sit here and say no all day long, but I think we all know better than that that there are guys out there that you really don't want to have -- in certain situations you would prefer to have someone else out there," Brown said. "It is the Patriot Way, you try to make people feel like they're just as important as everybody else."

Dan Shaughnessy wonders if Gronk really needs to be on that team.

"It's more of the idea that he's on the PAT team," he said. "If he's going to be on that team, I understand him being out there for that play. Should he be on that team? How important is that? And obviously with the score what it is, do you need him for that?"

Mike Felger, on the other hand, doesn't want everybody treated the same on the Patriots, but Troy Brown has a different perspective.

"I do feel like that as a team player, it's extremely important to have everybody feel like they are an integral part of your football team. That's extremely important. You can't have guys going out there, and coming into practice, and going into games feeling like, 'Well, they can do without me.'"