BY: John Mamola

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a need and did everything they could to fill it by shocking the NFL world on Tuesday by trading Tim Wright and a draft pick for six-time pro bowl guard Logan Mankins of the New England Patriots.  While the news came of celebration in Tampa Bay, New England was a complete different story.

Especially the mood shown and words shared by head coach Bill Belichick in a statement released on the Patriots website.

"Logan Mankins is everything we would ever want in a football player. It is hard to imagine a better player at his position, a tougher competitor or a person to represent our program. He is one of the all-time great Patriots and the best guard I ever coached. Logan brought a quiet but unmistakable presence and leadership that will be impossible to duplicate. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when difficult decisions have to be made - and this is one of the most difficult we will ever make - but like every other decision it was made for what we feel is in the best interests of the team."

Isn't it sad when the hoodie gets all teary eyed?

The players shared the same sentiments following Tuesday practice in New England.