Kyle Van Noy will find himself back in familiar surroundings in the 2021 season after signing with the New England Patriots on March 19th. But that opportunity wouldn’t have come about if not for Van Noy being caught off guard by his release from the Miami Dolphins. It likely will turn out to be a good thing for Van Noy in the long run but for now there are still some hard feelings.

In an article posted on ProFootballTalk, Van Noy stayed brief with his comments about Brian Flores while praising Bill Belichick, who he now reunites with in New England.

“Yea no comment,” is what Van Noy said when he was asked about how it was different playing for Brian Flores in Miami compared to playing for Flores when he was coaching under Belichick in New England.

While Van Noy stayed hushed about Flores and his time in Miami, he didn’t hold back his praise for Belichick when asked what it’s like back playing for him in a Patriots uniform.

“It means a lot. When you have one of the greatest, if not the greatest coach in the game, a defensive mind, pick you, I think that speaks volumes of who he thinks I am as a player,” Patriots talent Van Noy said.

Van Noy also noted that he’s excited to play the Dolphins twice a year and that he knows everything they do down there.

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This kind of sounds like a case of someone who’s still sour about a business decision Miami made. From all other accounts, players so far have loved playing for Flores in Miami and they went from a dumpster fire of a situation a year ago to missing the playoffs by one game in 2020.

Van Noy had initially signed a four-year deal in 2020 with Miami but was released after just the one season and clearly it still bothers him.

He’ll have a chance to square off against Miami twice a year now that he’s back with the Patriots.