Mayo hopes to follow Seau's lead

Updated: March 17, 2010, 11:06 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH. Mass. -- In the aftermath of the New England Patriots' crushing defeat to the Indianapolis Colts last season -- when it was all fourth-and-2, all the time -- the call was sounded for leaders to emerge and vocally push back.

That's when Jerod Mayo stepped to the fore.

The Patriots' defense had been under siege for days and one of the strongest voices was franchise icon Tedy Bruschi, now an ESPN football analyst, who said he would have viewed coach Bill Belichick's decision ...

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