Kyle Van Noy couldn't help but notice Scott Zolak firing back at Mex Kellerman on Twitter. Long one of the most prominent critics of Tom Brady and the Patriots, Kellerman is in the thick of things with Patriots fans once again after ranking Tom Brady last among all AFC quarterbacks before the Pats' win over the Chargers. Zo let him have it (warning: salty language).
"I'm just saying, you went after him. I liked it. I respect that," said Van Noy at the start of his interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub's Zolak & Bertrand on Wednesday. He made sure to let Kellerman know how he feels about his hot takes.
"Well maybe since everybody says we need to stick to football, he needs to stick to his boxing - whatever he does," said Van Noy. "His commentating. It is what it is."
He's referring to Kellerman's longtime role as a boxing analyst on HBO. He's one of the most prominent voices in boxing, to be certain. His level of expertise in other sports doesn't quite measure up. But his statements on ESPN's First Take sure have a way of striking a chord.
Kellerman is ostensibly one of the main reasons the Patriots, who are going to be actual underdogs against the Chiefs on Sunday, are embracing the underdog role.
"We enjoy being the underdog," said Van Noy. "We hear people - 'Guys are old, the linebackers are slow' - but at the end of the day, we believe in the guys in our room that we have. We just want to play as one unit - offense, defense, and special teams. We know what we're capable of. We just want to play as a team."
Van Noy also talks about the challenge of facing the Chiefs and the different tests they'll face in the AFC Championship Game. Listen below!
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