Wilfork Doesn’t Feel Like Elder On Patriots Defense

September 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Wilfork Doesn’t Feel Like Elder On Patriots Defense
" BOSTON (CBS) – He may be the elder statesman of the New England defense, but Vince Wilfork doesn’t feel that way.

“I don’t feel it,” the 30-year nose tackle said Thursday afternoon from Gillette. “That’s something I never look at. Every year I know it’s a year under your belt. But when I’m playing I don’t feel like I’m 30 or nine years in. I’m like everyone else; I come to work, work hard, and expect the same out of my teammates. As long as you keep that mind frame, you can play as long as you want to play.”

For Wilfork, it’s pretty easy to carry his 6-2, 325-pound frame to work in the morning. Why? He still has the hunger he had when he was drafted back in 2004.

“You have to have the passion for it. I love it, and I love playing with my teammates; love playing for this organization,” he said. “Whatever I can do to make this team better, that’s what I’m going to do.”

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