Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) gets away from New England Patriots strong safety Adrian Wilson (24) in the second quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots S Adrian Wilson adapts to a new system

New England Patriots safety Adrian spent the first 12 years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson was a fantastic player. He has 894 career tackles, 27 interceptions, 25.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles.  Although he may have been somewhat overlooked during his career because of the success of fellow back field defenders Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu, Wilson has still been to five Pro Bowls and was named to the All Pro team three other times.

The former North Carolina State product decided to join Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots this offseason. The Patriots’ troubles in their back end have been obvious and they lost part time starter Patrick Chung in the offseason when he decided to reunite with his college coach (Oregon), Chip Kelly, in Philadelphia.

Some wondered what the transition to New England could be like for Wilson. According to Belichick, he’s picked things up quickly.

“I think he’s adapted well,” Belichick told ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “He’s a smart guy, has a lot of experience. Really an intense player who focuses on his job; his preparation and work ethic is very professional.”

Wilson and the Patriots will end their preseason against the New York Giants Thursday night.

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  • Paul V. Suffriti

    Hope he learns the system quickly…..he has not looked good so far.