Aaron Hernandez Is Not Afraid Of Ray Lewis

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez spoke with the media on Wednesday about the lose of Rob Gronkowski, Ray Lewis and Tom Brady.

On if the team can look at the same film from the past or if they look at different film:
“They have a good defense and we’ve played against a lot of good defenses. We just have to play our game and keep doing what we do.”

On lining up against Ravens LB Ray Lewis:
“He is a great player and known for being one of the best linebackers to play the game. And yes, you are aware of him when he is on the field. But like I said, we just have to play our game and do what we have to do. We have to focus on our play and not really the other defensive players. He is a hitter and a great player. He reads offenses and catches calls. You have to know where he is on the field.”

On what kind of dynamic comes with a defense that throws a lot at you:
“It makes it a little bit more difficult, but we have a great quarterback that is going to get us in the right play. When you have a quarterback and great offensive coordinators, they put us in the right situation to make plays and it is our job to make a play.”

On what the team learned collectively about losing TE Rob Gronkowski the first time around:
“You can’t replace him, but we all have to step up. It is a huge loss and everyone knows that, but we still have games to win. Everyone has to step it up and we have to do as much as we can do individually to fill his void.”

On Tom Brady and if he learns from the examples Brady sets:
“Yeah, it just shows how much he loves the game. When you love the game, you are going to try and be the best player you can be, if not try to be the best ever. That is his goal and what motivates him. He is a great person to follow and a great leader.”

Source: New England Patriots Media