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Ex-New England Patriots LB Shea McClellin defends 'Patriot Way'

Ex-New England Patriots LB Shea McClellin defends 'Patriot Way'

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Linebacker Shea McClellin came to the defense of his former team -- and the so-called "Patriot Way" -- in light of others taking shots from afar at Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. McClellin spent 2016 and 2017 with the Patriots after playing his first four NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears. He said his time on the Belichick-coached teams were "the best two years of my football career that I've had." "I definitely think it starts from the top, Bill [Belichick] and Mr. [Robert] Kraft, and then it just trickles down," McClellin told ESPN. "Then you have leaders like Tom [Brady] and Matt [Slater] and Dev [Devin McCourty] -- the captains. When you come in as a new guy or a young guy, and you see how laid-back and easy-going the captains are, they'll just come up and talk to yo...