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‘We’re all motivated to show that we will play with extra consistency’: Matthew Slater addresses Patriots’ early struggles


Slater defined his position as a captain to handle the Patriots’ struggles immediately and in truth.

Matthew Slater shared elements of his management in the course of the Patriots’ early struggles. (AP Photograph/Steven Senne)
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4 weeks into the NFL season, the Patriots have had greater than their share of struggles as a unit.

New England is 1-3 with its solely win coming towards the Zach Wilson-led New York Jets, 15-10. In Week 4, the Patriots had been blown out by the Dallas Cowboys, 38-3.

Chatting with Steve Burton on Patriots All-Entry, captain Matthew Slater gave his perception into the Patriots’ struggles and the way he addresses them as a pacesetter.

“I feel it’s important to be very direct,” Slater stated. “You must be direct in the way you converse reality to the workforce, how you reside reality out, and the way you simply work together with the blokes. I attempt to function in reality as a lot as I can in.”

Slater has been a member of the Patriots since 2008. And, regardless that he hasn’t been on many struggling New England groups, his veteran expertise can present perception to the locker room. The worth Slater offers in that side is arguably extra essential than his experience on particular groups.

As head coach Invoice Belichick has lengthy instilled, New England appears to be centered on shifting ahead, not lingering on previous video games.

“We’re simply making an attempt to remain centered on having a great week right here, and popping out and representing ourselves the best method,” Slater stated. “We’re all motivated to show that we will play with extra consistency than we’ve got been the final couple weeks.”

Up subsequent is a matchup towards the 2-2 New Orleans Saints. And New England’s schedule doesn’t get any simpler from there.

The Patriots entered the season with the toughest projected schedule in the whole NFL, in keeping with Professional Soccer Focus. They’ll face the Payments and Dolphins back-to-back weeks in October. Matchups towards the Chiefs and Chargers loom in December.

Getting by means of the gauntlet might be tough for New England, however Slater nonetheless has religion in his workforce.

“The fantastic thing about soccer is that you’ve all of the solutions that you simply seek for on the finish of each season,” Slater stated. “We’ve got an opportunity to reply these questions the best method, and we’ll see how that goes.”