FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – When a veteran player who has been part of other clubs joins the Patriots, it is often interesting to hear his impressions of life as a Patriot.
Tight end Alge Crumpler falls into that category.
Crumpler was a popular target for media members here at the Falcons’ facility, as he played in Atlanta for his first seven seasons. One of the first questions directed at Crumpler on Tuesday was how he would describe what the Patriots are like.
“Two words -- competitive and professional,” he responded. “Everybody in the locker room competes and everybody strives to be the ultimate professional.”
Crumpler then touched on where he is at this point of his career, entering his 10th season after spending time with Atlanta (2001-2007) and Tennessee (2008-2009).
“I’m in a great place,” he said. “I’m enjoying the work that I put in this offseason. I’m enjoying the work that I have being in the room with some younger guys – I’ve been able to teach and coach and compete and strive. I feel like I can make an impact on this team, in New England, and the organization. I’m very excited where I am.”