Dont’a Hightower: We have fun, but it’s not for everyone

Every guy in that locker room, I love like a brother. We have fun, whether it’s out here struggling together — blood, sweat and tears — or we’re back in the locker room or we’re hanging out outside of football. So, there’s a time and place for everything, but we know whenever we walk through the building, it’s time to work.

Hightower added that making the sacrifices necessary to play for the Patriots sucks sometimes, but that looking back at personal and team success leads to a realization that it was actually worth it.

The amount of fun one has with the Patriots will vary from person to person. It’s impossible to argue with the success of the team’s approach when it comes to on-field matters, however, and those that prioritize that side of things above all else are likely to share Hightower’s feeling about life in New England.

Several reporters at Bears practice shared video of Robinson’s first practice work with his new team and Nagy shared his happiness about the step forward after the session.

It’s really good to see him out there. It’s a positive sign when he’s out there to run some plays, Nagy said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Nagy said he does not expect Robinson to do team drills during next week’s mandatory minicamp, but the signs are good for full participation in training camp.

3. Marc-Andre Fleury on Nicklas Lidstrom, 2009. Seconds remained at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit when Fleury scrambled to his right to deny Lidstrom’s drive from the lower left circle to preserve a 2-1 lead and deliver the Cup to the Penguins, who’d trailed 3-2 in the series and stopped the Red Wings’ bid for a repeat.

4. Cam Ward on Fernando Pisani, 2006. The Candy Canes were up 2-1 with 3:45 to play when Ward stretched his left pad to somehow stop Pisani’s rebound from in front after an initial save on Raffi Torres’ drive from the left side. Carolina won the game 3-1 after an empty-netter, and won the Cup.

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