And what does he tell his friends about Belichick?
"I tell them truth," said Waters, breaking out in a smile. "But I'm not telling you. That's something you'll have to figure out yourself."
Can a guy who has played only 16 of his 179 games with the Patriots be considered a true Patriot?
You better believe it.
"I am privileged to be part of this team and this offense," said Waters. "It's an amazing group, a couple of guys who will eventually be wearing those gold (Hall of Fame) jackets."
He shouldn't sell himself short. Waters, with some help from Belichick, might be sized up for a gold jacket some day, too.
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