CHANDLER, Ariz. — When the new england patriots advanced to Super Bowl XLIX, one of the most meaningful conversations that special teams captain Matthew Slater had was with his father, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jackie Slater. The father-son bond has remained strong and football is a big part of it.
In many ways, Slater would like to win a Super Bowl because he knows what it would mean to his father.
“I know my dad, when he looks back on his career, one of his biggest regrets is not winning the big game,” Slater said Wednesday. more