Patriots ignore expectations, focus on getting better

The New England Patriots don't worry about what people say about them, about how they're the favorite to win the Super Bowl. They just worry about what they do, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: June 5, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Depending who was standing at the interview podium in the Gillette Stadium media work room after a morning minicamp session, the New England Patriots either were acutely aware of what observers are saying about them and have embraced the heightened expectations for 2007 or they couldn't care less.

Guess into which of those camps coach Bill Belichick falls.

"It doesn't matter what people think. It doesn't matter what we think. It matters what we do," said Belichick, ...

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