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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Maroney talks Pats, Jets on ESPN Radio

By Mike Reiss

Patriots running back Laurence Maroney was a guest on 101 ESPN Radio in St. Louis on Wednesday, talking about football and charitable work in his home state. Audio of the interview on "The Fast Lane Show" can be heard here.

Maroney was asked a few questions about quarterback Tom Brady -- he said he doesn't focus on reports of Brady's contract, and dismissed the perception that Brady is more "Hollywood" these days. Maroney also touched on the importance of getting to training camp on time as a rookie, reflecting on his 2006 experience in New England.

Maroney acknowledged that the hype surrounding the New York Jets is something that has caught his attention.

"At the end of the day, that's why we play the game of football," he said. "We don't have no paper-roster champions, paper Super Bowl champions. There are a lot of times when teams have a lot of people on paper and it looks like they have to win the Super Bowl. But at the end of the day, that's why we play on Sundays and Mondays. Each player has to play and show up, no matter who they are ..."

At the end of the interview, Maroney was asked about his health and if those who play fantasy football should select him.

"If they want to win," Maroney cracked. "I'm definitely feeling good."