Patriots will face former teammates LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long in Super Bowl LII
Elise Amendola | AP
Although the New England Patriots haven’t played the Philadelphia Eagles since 2015, they are going up against some familiar faces in Super Bowl LII; and the Patriots are more than ready for some lively trash talk with their former teammates.
Current Eagles’ players - running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long - were both part of the championship-winning Patriots’ squad last year. Long won a ring in his lone season with the team, while Blount was on New England’s roster for four years and won two rings.
“Me and Chris had talked weeks ago about how cool it would be for both these teams to be in this situation,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. “It is a great opportunity. I look forward to a little trash-talking out there with those guys, but obviously, they were great teammates and good friends of mine.”
“Chris is a great role model for giving back as much as he does,” linebacker Kyle Van Noy said. “It’s really impressive what he does, but we’ll be friends after the game.”
“They’re good football players,” wide receiver Danny Amendola said. “LeGarrette is a good friend of mine, and Chris is one of my best friends, so it’s going to be fun to line up against them and get going.”
Enjoy the smack talk, showdowns, matchups and more when Super Bowl LII kicks off in just ten days.