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Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy continued his post-Super Bowl victory lap with an appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast "Pardon My Take". Head over there for the full interview.
One of the highlights of his chat with PMT was about his coach, Bill Belichick. Van Noy assured them Belichick has a good sense of humor and busts the players' chops behind the scenes - especially during his notoriously caustic film review sessions. He recalled one of the better zings he's heard from the coach during a meeting.
"One time this player fumbled and [Belichick] was like, 'Your f***in' tiny hands can't hang on to the ball,'" he recalled. "It came out of nowhere and I started laughing."
Van Noy had jokes of his own, like comparing the McCourty twins to the shady Jellyfish twins in Shark Tale.
The veteran linebacker also talked about Super Bowl LIII, particularly the Rams' shockingly silent offensive performance against the Patriots' instantly-legendary defensive game-planning and execution. Rams head coach Sean McVay faced heavy scrutiny for his inability - or even disinterest - in showing the Patriots anything unexpected or making many offensive adjustments during the game.
"I couldn't believe that either," said Van Noy. "They really didn't do one wrinkle. I was like, 'What the hell?' They've got so many good players, they've got so many things they've done all year, and the one play they gave us which was a wrinkle was the [Brandin] Cooks screen. That hit for a little bit, and that was it.
"Maybe, too, that we were playing so good they were like, 'S**t, we don't know what to do.'"
Tomorrow’s Pardon My Take - 2X SB Champion Kyle Van Noy and Hank may have to adopt a Cat because of Duke (I’ve already named his Cat Frank, Hank & Frank)
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Of course, Tom Brady had to come up in the interview at some point. After describing the Patriots roster as "elite football players" free of needy and distracting "primadonnas", he explained why Brady doesn't fall into that category despite being one of the biggest superstars in sports history.
"Obviously he's still the quarterback at the end of the day, so he's got his little kinks and wrinkles he does - but they're not crazy, they're not outlandish things," said Van Noy. "He's not undermining anyone. He's not being [like], 'I'm a superstar, look at me.' He's respectful and he works hard, and that's why we love him and that's why he's our quarterback. He does it the right way."
The full interview is well-worth your time, combining one of the Patriots' most entertaining personalities with one of the top podcasts in the business.
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