Monday, October 15, 2012
Arrington will take what he can from loss
By Mike Rodak
SAUGUS, Mass. -- Nearly the entire New England Patriots secondary was in attendance on Monday night at a karaoke event at Kowloon's in Saugus organized by cornerback Kyle Arrington.
Safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) and cornerback Sterling Moore (undisclosed), who did not finish Sunday's game with injuries, were among those who took part in the event, a sign that they have dodged serious injury.
Arrington's teammates in attendance, including safety Tavon Wilson and cornerbacks Devin McCourty, Marquice Cole and Ras-I Dowling, received a warm welcome from the crowd of roughly a hundred. Part of the event's proceeds will benefit Dance, Etc. in Salem, a dancing school in need of a new dance floor.
"The New England community shows so much support, up and down, through thick and thin. Coming off of a tough game yesterday, for us to come out here and feel all the love and support, it's very powerful," Arrington said.
The Patriots will return to work on Tuesday. Arrington, who was demoted in the first quarter of Sunday's loss after allowing two deep catches by Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, had an even-keeled approach to the upcoming week of preparation.
"We have the Jets. Take advantage of this week and leave no stone unturned and work as hard as I can on and off the field getting ready for this week," he said. "You always have to take, even with losses, as painful as it was, you take what you can out of them and try to improve."