Mohamed Sanu: ‘I haven’t really scratched the surface yet of what I know I can do…’
The New England Patriots locked up the NFC East with a 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills last Saturday. However, doubters still don’t consider them as the Super Bowl favorite. The Patriots are 12-3 at this point of the season, and they have been dealing with a lot of inconsistencies this season. The defense had an impressive game, but the run game is weaker than last year. Quarterback Tom Brady misses his good friend Rob Gronkowski on offense.
Last season, the Patriots turned around their “subpar campaign” into a magnificent Super Bowl win. Things may happen again this season. The team needs someone to step up on offense. Is Mohamed Sanu the savior of the team?
New England gave up a second-round pick to sign Sanu in late October. It was a high price for a player who has caught just 23 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown in seven this season. Sanu started out well with the Patriots, and was able to catch 10 balls for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 during the 37-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. However, he hasn’t recorded more than 24 receiving yards in a match since. Sanu is well aware of the fact that better days are coming for him and the team.
“I haven’t really scratched the surface yet of what I know I can do,” the receiver said. “Getting adjusted to things people have known for years, or months, you have to catch up. It’s a lot of little details of things. I’ve been getting right up to speed. It’s just little things you can’t teach; they just have to be done. It’s the difference between knowing and doing.”
Sanu is 30 and he is coming off of one of his best seasons in the league. In 2018, he was able to catch 66 passes for a career-high 838 yards and four touchdowns. Sanu can be a leader for N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers, and he is more than ready to contribute to a team who would win the Super Bowl again.
“You have no idea. It’s not something you can explain,” Sanu said. “You put a lot of work into something, a lot of time, a lot of sacrifices, and the time you put in, you want the same result from it.”