Matthew Judon Reveals Mindset Amid Decline In Production
January 6, 2022
Matthew Judon has the right mindset when it comes to winning games with the New England Patriots. He seems like a really good fit for the Patriots. So, what happened over the last month? In the first 12 games with the Patriots, Judon had 55 total quarterback pressures and 13 sacks. However, in the next six games, Judon recorded just six pressures and one sack.
If you ask Judon about this problem, he will voice his concerns about the Patriots defense. He didn’t say much about his own struggles.
Matthew Judon got his mindset right
Judon will sure want to see the defense perform at a higher level.
“That’s just how it goes,” Judon said Thursday. “I think, as far as being a pass-rusher, I’m still a pass-ruhser. But, you know, if a team like (the Indianapolis Colts) just comes out, runs the ball, that’s just kinda what you gotta do. You gotta stop the run. You gotta also be a run defender.
“So, it is what it is. … That’s why I’m happy I got teammates. Guys like Deatrich Wise, Christian Barmore, (Lawrence Guy), Chase (Winovich), (Josh Uche), (Don’t Hightower). … I wanna be that guy, I wanna be the guy that everybody looks upon. But, sometimes, I might get blocked (differently) and then other guys step up. And I love what they do and I celebrate and enjoy (their) success as much as they celebrate and enjoy my success. So, I’m not gonna watch stats.”
Head coach Bill Belichick and his team will have to see more of the veteran in the upcoming period. The Patriots made the playoffs this season and they really have to get the best of their game. Players have been really great this season and Belichick is proud of their performance. The latest 50-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars says pretty much everything you need to know about the 2021 team. Will New England finish the season with a title? That would be the cherry on top.
Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks. We all hope for the best.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.