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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 18: Christian Barmore #90 of the New England Patriots reacts after tackling Qadree Ollison #30 of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Christian Barmore loves playing for the Patriots. Like, he really loves playing football in New England.

On Tuesday, Barmore was asked if falling to the second round in the draft has been a chip on his shoulder. He flipped the question around, saying landing with the Patriots made the wait worth it.

“It was all good. It was all god telling me to – making me come here, and I’m glad I’m here. Play for the best organization, play with the best coach, like I always say all the time, it’s a blessing,” Barmore said. “”I’ll take that motivation every day though.”

“I love it here,” Barmore continued. “I’m so glad I’m here, and I’m glad I’m here for the Patriots.”

What is it about New England that makes the program such a fit for Barmore? “I don’t know. It just – I love it,” he exclaimed. “It’s probably like – how can I say it? I just love the work ethic. Really. Because every day we come in and work, grinding, and every day we’re here just to get better. And that’s what I love about it. I love it.”

Barmore also compared the Patriots to his college program at Alabama. “They say Nick Saban and Coach Belichick are the same but no, it’s totally different. Here it’s just more,” he explained.

For a guy who some questioned as a fit back in the spring, Barmore now looks like he could be one of the steals of the draft, and his buy-in has been a big part of that. Chalk this one up as another L for the ‘players don’t want to play for the Patriots’ crowd.

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