Kyle Van Noy says Patriots are putting Super Bowl in rear-view mirror
The Patriots are on to the next one.
While speaking to reporters at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy talked about New England’s mindset entering the offseason program and gearing up for the 2019 season. As Van Noy described, the Super Bowl LIII victory has been put in the past as the team’s focus has shifted solely to the future.
“You would have thought we lost already, with the way that we’re working,” Van Noy said, via NBC Sports Boston. “It’s a big thing-complacency. We have a lot of guys here that are motivated for greatness. Not just with the coach, but with the players, and the players in every room you have a veteran-a McCourty, and a Chung, and a Hightower, who are motivated…so are the young guys, who are hungry to prove they can play. That goes offensively and defensively. You have veteran guys that hold that standard, and they do a good job.”
There won’t be a Super Bowl hangover in New England. While some teams tend to exhald and take their foot off the gas after winning a championship, the Pats double down. As Van Noy said, the time for festivities has long since passed.
“It was hella fun,” Van Noy said of his Super Bowl celebrations. “I had the time of my life, but now, I’m focused already on another season and I want to win again. Can’t be satisfied, we’re definitely not satisfied. If you guys saw how we’re working right now, you’d be impressed with the grit and tenacity we’ve shown already.”