After a yr with the Miami Dolphins, Kyle Van Noy is headed again to the New England Patriots. Van Noy’s regular play and skill to hurry the passer shall be a much-needed addition to the Patriots’ protection.
Van Noy received to face his former-former workforce twice in 2020. The Patriots break up these video games with the Dolphins, and each had been bodily and considerably testy contests. Within the Week 1 opener, the Patriots and Cam Newton emerged victorious with a 21-11 victory.
Newton accomplished 15 of 19 passes for 155 yards, with no TDs or interceptions. He ran for 75 yards with two scores. After the sport, there have been just a few scraps between Dolphins gamers and Newton. One of many Fins in Newton’s face was Van Noy.
Van Noy acknowledged some trash speak and expressed a want to clear issues up with Newton, contemplating they are going to be teammates this season.
“After all. I need to speak to Cam,” Van Noy told NESN.com. “I really feel like me and Cam have an analogous mindset, and that’s to win. And I’m excited to work with him. I’ve heard nothing however good issues. I believe all people’s going to be excited after hopefully we’ve got dinner — I’ll pay for it — and simply hopefully get to know one another higher.”
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Newton Has a Lot to Show
The 2015 NFL MVP had a tough yr in 2020. He signed late with the workforce in a yr with no OTAs or a coaching camp. He received the beginning job over Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer and received the workforce off to a 2-1 begin.
Nonetheless, he received COVID-19 forward of the Week 4 matchup with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. He missed that sport and struggled to regain his footing for a lot of the remainder of the season. In the meantime, his and the whole workforce’s success was hindered by an absence of weapons on offense.
The Patriots completed 7-9 and missed the playoffs.
Newton has been given a ton of blame, some is unfair, however that tends to occur in skilled sports activities.
Heading into the 2021 season, New England has two new tight ends in Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. Two new large receivers in Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor and rebuilt the offensive line with the additions of Trent Brown at deal with and the return of Ted Karras. Newton ought to be significantly better in Yr 2, and if he isn’t, he’ll deserve all of the blame.
Van Noy Again to Enhance a Vastly Improved Protection
As a lot because the Patriots have accomplished to enhance on offense, they’ve seemingly accomplished simply as a lot–if no more–on protection. Van Noy joins a linebacker group with Dont’a Hightower, Matthew Judon, and Raekwon McMillan to go together with Chase Winovich, Josh Uche, Ja’Whaun Bentley, and Anfernee Jennings.
The defensive position has gotten stronger with Davon Godchaux, Henry Anderson, Lawrence Man, Deatrich Sensible Jr., and Carl Davis’s return.
There are some questions within the secondary, however mainstays like Devin McCourty determine to nonetheless produce together with J.C. Jackson, the promising Myles Bryant, Kyle Dugger, Adrian Phillips, and maybe Stephon Gilmore, except he’s traded for draft picks and cap flexibility.
2021 may very well be a superb yr, making it a lot simpler for Newton and Van Noy to have their dinner.