On Super Bowl Opening Night, Mike Pennel took some time to talk about what he didn’t like about his time with the New England Patriots.
It seems that on every single Super Bowl Opening Night the New England Patriots are mentioned. They are either appearing in the game or a former player is participating.
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In March, Pennel signed a two year deal with the Patriots. In a rather shocking move he was cut during the preseason.
It seemed like Pennel could help the Patriots. The team lost once of their best defensive players in Trey Flowers. New England needed all the help they could get.
But Bill Belichick thought otherwise and we trusted his opinion like we always do.
"“I’ll definitely keep the particulars of that to myself,” Pennel said according to NESN’s Zach Cox. “But it was just with how the preseason was going and everything like that, me being a veteran, I kind of knew what was going on with the (decreased) reps and everything like that. I didn’t really understand what was going on and didn’t really get any answers. So after that point, it was a little bit of confusion, a little bit of relief when I got cut. But I’m just glad to be somewhere with a lot more transparency.”"
These comments are really surprising to me. For some reason I expected Bill Belichick to be an upfront person. If you were on your way out I thought he would tell you.
Still I would much rather be in New England than Kansas City. Don’t get me wrong I love Andy Reid. If the human Kool-Aid man wins the Super Bowl I won’t be mad.
But this was definitely an interesting look into how the New England Patriots operate.