An underlying factor of why the Patriots remain consistently good, year in year out, is the consistency of its coaching staff, and Carter talked about just that."Being with New England gives you a different perspective, especially this year. We had a lot of major injuries and a lot of key guys out. We could have turned it in early. But Bill [Belichick] kept us humble and hungry. He took guys not as talented as the other players who were out, but they worked their butts off."
Andre Carter looks to continue his second go-around with the team in 2014. He is 34-years-old and needs to stay healthy through training camp to make the team. He provides good depth for the defensive line and actually holds the franchise record for sacks in a game(4)."When I got there in 2011, one coach had worked there 10 years. Another had been there 12 years. Another guy learning to be an offensive line coach had been there for three or four years. The staff was such a tight-knit group and they worked together. It's tough when you don't have consistency in coaches. The philosophy and style changes. The play-calling changes. The scheme changes. It's like starting over."