“Bill does a really good job of the culture being set with the players that have been there for their tenures,” Van Noy said. “Like Patrick Chung, Dont’a Hightower, Devin McCourty, Tom (Brady), they’ve been there for a while, Matthew Slater. Those guys have already been passed on from your generation, the standard. And we’re just trying to keep that legacy going.”
“When that culture is set, it doesn’t matter, we all have the same goal in mind and that’s just to win.”
Losing tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receivers Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson, defensive end Trey Flowers, defensive tackle Malcolm Brown and more, it might be a bit tougher this year.
But that’s the thing about football – no team stays the same year in and year out. And the New England Patriots are no strangers to overcoming adversity.