Bedard: Rewriting history on Mike Gillislee and what that means for his future, the Patriots’ backfield

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Somewhere along the line, the narrative about Mike Gillislee's initial season with the Patriots got skewed. Both the running back and coach Ivan Fears have talked in recent weeks about injuries putting Gillislee behind the "8-ball"  and the reason why Gillislee — a bust in his first season after being inactive for 10 of his final 11 games, including all three postseason games — should be better in Year 2.

But that's not entirely accurate. So what does that mean for Gillislee this season?