Giants running back Shane Vereen will go up against the Patriots, his former team, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. This will be the first time the Patriots see Vereen as the enemy, and he says it'll be a bit strange to be on the other side.
“Yeah in a sense it is (strange),” Vereen said. “Yeah, absolutely because for four years that’s where you practice, that’s what you see every day, and now we’re actually preparing to play in a real game. So it’s kind of fun though.”
Vereen was never really exposed to the Patriots-Giants rivalry, as he missed both the regular season match up in 2011 and the Super Bowl the following February. He was not on the team for the 2008 Super Bowl.
Vereen says he misses New England, but he thinks he made the right decision for he and his family to come to New York.
“There’s been times when I miss the guys and so I call them and text them, but I still feel like I made the right decision for myself, for my family, and at the end of the day it’s a business and you have to do what’s smart for you,” Vereen said in a conference call with New England media Wednesday.
He was a huge part of the Patriots' offense during his time in New England as a pass-catching running back, who came up huge time and time again. He also had a major impact in Super Bowl XLIX, catching 11 passes for 64 yards and running for an additional 13 on four carries.
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