New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy has revealed why he declined to give a comment on head coach Brian Flores after his release from the Miami Dolphins. Van Noy, who signed with the Dolphins last offseason, played out only one year of his four-year contract before he was surprisingly released this offseason.
Van Noy and Dolphins head coach Flores spent time together with the Patriots before both headed to Miami. After being released by the Dolphins, Van Noy returned to the Patriots, with which he became a Super Bowl champion.
“Honestly, I’m just as shocked as you are about it,” Van Noy said, via WEEI. “I truly don’t know. And the no comment thing, it’s funny. I’m damned either way. I’m damned if I give him praise, I look disingenuous.
I’m damned if I say negative things. I look like a salty you-know-what, and I just figured no comment was the best situation for that because now you can run it however you want”.
Van Noy was 'surprised and disappointed'
Van Noy was the Dolphins captain last season and he felt he did a good job on the field.
“I am surprised and disappointed in their decision,” Van Noy said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. “As a captain, I gave my all to the team. I fought through a painful hip injury during the season, including spending a night in the hospital after a game.
I was brought there to be a leader and I know my teammates looked up to and respected me. I am looking forward to making an impact on my next team”. Meanwhile, New York Giants owner John Mara is confident that quarterback Daniel Jones can lead the team to a Super Bowl win.
Jones, who was drafted at No. 6 in the 2019 NFL draft, failed to lead the Giants to a playoff appearance in each of his first two seasons with the team. “Yes he does,” Mara told The New York Post. “I can say that without any hesitation”.
Last season, the Giants finished with six wins and 10 losses. “Every single one of our coaches loves the kid, and believes he has the talent to win a championship,” Mara said. “He really wants to be great, you can see that.
. . . I believe the sky’s the limit with him”.