Kyle Van Noy explains how Patriots will overcome roster turnover
It seems every year the New England Patriots lose a big name player or two and someone else steps up and the winning continues, and according to Kyle Van Noy the reason why is very simple. Talking on NFL Total Access with Willie McGinest Van Noy said that it all comes down to the culture that Bill Belichick has built with the Patriots and it continues year after year.
“(Head coach) Bill (Belichick) does a really good job of the culture being set with the players that have been there for their tenures,” Van Noy said via The Patriots Wire. “Like Patrick Chung, Donte Hightower, Devin McCourty, Tom (Brady), Matthew Slater. Those guys have been there for a while and (the standard) has been passed on from your generation.
“When that culture is set, it doesn’t matter, we all have the same goal in mind and that’s just to win.”
This season was no different with Rob Gronkowski, Trent Brown, Trey Flowers among others either retiring or moving onto new teams but even with the losses, it doesn’t mean the expectations are any different.
The team still has Belichick coaching and Tom Brady leading the offense and the culture that is in place should mean continued success for the team.
Linebacker Van Noy is also expected to be a key part of the defense. Last season he racked up 92 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and one interception. More importantly, is his leadership for the young guys on the defensive side of the ball and he is going to be leaned on heavily for that.