New England Patriots

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 28: Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots talks to the media during Super Bowl LIII Opening Night at State Farm Arena on January 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 28: Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots talks to the media during Super Bowl LIII Opening Night at State Farm Arena on January 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

Speaking with reporters on Monday, it took just one question for Patriots safety Patrick Chung to make it known that he was not going to talk about anything involving his cocaine possession charge in New Hampshire.

“You want to talk some football, we can talk some football,” Chung, who was not with the team when the news of his legal issues broke on Thursday, told the assembled media when they asked where he wanted to begin.

And though they tried their best to get anything and everything they could of the nine-season Patriot, Chung, who practiced without a non-contact jersey for the first time all summer on Sunday, stuck to that approach.

“I’m here to get ready for the Giants,” Chung said on more than one occasion throughout the course of his three-minute scrum. “They have a good team, their running back is a savage, so we gotta get ready for him.”

He said it again and again and again, actually.

“My mindset is on the Giants,” Chung said when asked for his mindset following the arraignment.

Asked if support from Patriots owner Robert Kraft meant anything to him, Chung replied, “I’m here to talk about the Giants.”

Chung once again hammered the point home when asked about his mindset throughout the past week.

“I’m here to talk about the Giants. My mindset is all the same,” Chung said. “I’m here to play football, get better, and take it week by week.”

Chung, who entered a not guilty plea on Monday, is due in a New Hampshire courtroom on Nov. 8.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.