Maroney Plans to Change Running Style this Season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Patriots running back Laurence Maroney

knows he's been criticized for running sideways too much rather

than attacking the hole. He plans to change that this year.

Maroney says he wants to run straight ahead more. That may get

him more playing time in a crowded backfield where players have

rotated in recent years. Now he's in training camp where he's

competing with Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, Fred Taylor and BenJarvus

Green-Ellis to get most of the carries.

Maroney has been inconsistent in his four seasons since New

England drafted him with the 21st pick in 2006. He led the Patriots

in rushing in two of his four seasons but hasn't lived up to

expectations. He did run for a career-high nine touchdowns last



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