According to the NESN, Darrelle Revis reported that practice after the team captain has been traded is a “little down”
“A league source connected to several of he Patriots players used the “p” word that rhymes with missed to describe the mood in the locker room Tuesday. Many players felt that Mankins was the best lineman on the team, the source said”
Its understandable when teammates feel like they lost a family member when players get traded but at the end of the day the NFL is a business and needs need to be met. It has been said that the Patriots first offered Mankins a pay cut but when he denied it, it made the front office’s decision that much easier to trade him to the Bucs.