Pats' Guyton still follows Bruschi's lead

Says former teammate taught him to always reach for highest standards

Updated: February 20, 2010, 5:03 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

PEABODY, Mass. -- Joining the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent in 2008, linebacker Gary Guyton said that one of the most powerful images he saw was Tedy Bruschi on the practice field.

"Here is a 12-, 13-year vet, not taking anything for granted, still holding himself to a certain standard," Guyton recalled. "That really stuck with me, just watching how he'd get upset with himself in practice if something didn't go right. You can't help but raise your own level as a player when ...

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