The Patriots have a history of taking players with checkered pasts, and turning them into successful players on their team.
So, why is that?
Gary Tanguay talked to Rodney Harrison on Early Edition, where Harrison spoke at length about Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and then tried to explain why certain players find success here and not in other places.
"It's pressure, it's expectation, but [Belichick] just knows how to deal and talk to guys," Harrison said. "He respects you, he values your opinion, and I think he just pushes. The environment that he creates is one of professionalism, but then also the guys that are in the locker room, like a Tom Brady being one of your top leaders. The hardest working guy in the locker room is your best player in Tom Brady. And the Bruschis, and other guys like that. I think it's an environment where you bring in veteran players. The expectation is there for them to push, for them to learn, but I think when you leave you become a better player. You leave a better person as well as a better player."