Newly signed New England Patriots running back Jeremy Hill met with the media at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and offered up some insight into what makes the Patriots so successful.
Speaking at Gillette Stadium, Hill gave his thoughts on what makes the Patriots such a successful team.
"Probably the most well-prepared team I’ve ever played [against], just defensively, offensively, low turnovers, low penalties and it’s just really tough to beat teams like that. It’s going to be good to be on the other side of that. We got to be blessed with the ‘On to Cincinnati’ game and that didn’t end well for us, so it’ll be good to be on the other side of that. We’ve got to take it day-by-day and keep building up to that point."
It is never fun to be on the wrong side of a 43-17 blowout. Hopefully he will be on the right side of those games this season.
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A stacked backfield
The New England Patriots backfield is filled to the brim. Before the draft they were stacked with Mike Gillislee, James White, Rex Burkhead, and Hill. Then the Patriots decided to draft Sony Michel and make things even more interesting.
The competition that exists in New England is exactly why Hill signed with the Patriots
"Just the competition and, obviously, just what the coaches told me – that I was going to have to earn everything that I got here – and that’s what I wanted to hear because I feel like a lot of places can say this and say that, but in reality no one really knows. I’m glad that they were upfront and real about that, and that’s something that I respected about Coach [Bill] Belichick and Coach [Josh] McDaniels and that’s what kind of drew me to come here."
Hill will definitely have to fight for his carries. Last season he only played 7 games so the Patriots are hoping he will return better than ever.
Hill’s best season came as a rookie when he had a 1000 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. Hill will be one of the main ball carriers alongside Gillislee. Michel, White, and Burkhead are flexible so they will mix in during third downs, and clear passing situations.
The Patriots have had success in the past with former Cincinnati Bengals. Corey Dillon had a career resurgence when he came to New England. Hopefully Hill will have a similar outcome.
It may be May, but I for one am itching for football to be back.