FOXBORO - Bill Belichick snorts out dismissive responses any time he's asked about whether a former player can provide enough intelligence on the team's operations to actually cause problems. Of course, that hasn't stopped him from adding players to his own practice squad from an upcoming opponent, but I digress.|
Belichick and the Patriots will be looking across the field at one of the smarter defenders he's coached in recent memory. Logan Ryan returns with the Tennessee Titans for the first time since leaving Foxboro. Titans coach Mike Mularkey is already trying to tap into some of that institutional knowledge.,Saturday night
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former teammate Devin McCourty joked that won't do Tennessee any good.,When told that Ryan might be a good resource for the Titans
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it was clear he was desirous of a fresh start. But that never impacted Ryan's ability to do his job.,Ryan had an uneven four seasons in New England and as last season wore on
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"He's a pro. He's a pro. Knows how to come in here and he's been great, a lot of young guys, as well," said Mularkey. "We've got a lot of young guys in that secondary room, and he's been easy to follow. He's been great off the field, for this community. I can't say enough good things about him."