The New England Patriots have been using the negative outside noise to their benefit since 2000. We hear “ignore the noise” all the time, going on 20 years now, that’s been the Patriots motto.
But the Pats hear everything and choose to ignore the noise when it comes to being hyped up or praised. Bill doesn’t want the team to get too high on themselves, so that’s really what “ignore the noise” is all about. Ignoring the positive outside noise and embracing the negative noise.
They’ll take negative comments as much as they can get them. This all starts from the top with Bill, he will use anything negative to inspire his players. Rodney Harrison and Teddy Bruschi were guys who used disrespect in the 2000’s. The players have changed but the mindset hasn’t.
New England’s defense was on the field having a great game when CBS color analyst and former Cowboys QB Tony Romo said something Kyle didn’t like.
As New England’s defense was playing well, Romo said the defense excels despite having “No Name” players.
You guessed it! Van Noy didn’t appreciate that one, seen here in his response.
I don’t really have a problem with Romo’s comment, I don’t think it was outrageous but I know this defense does and will use it as motivation. As always it starts from the top and that’s Bill Belichick, who’s used this tactic to perfection.
It sounds silly, that the Pats are really listening to these comments, but the reality of the situation is that it’s been happening since Bill got here. The good thing about this is that it works, since 2001 this has been a tool for Bill and the boys.
Thank you to Tony Romo, even if your comment wasn’t very egregious, you’ve just lit another fire under KVNs ass.
I understand why the defense feels disrespected, all you need to do is look back to last year's playoffs, and nine games this season. The Patriots will look to make names for themselves against the Cowboys this weekend.