The New England Patriots lost the wild-card game to the Buffalo Bills. This was the end to their regular season. It was awful and frustrating. Well, Damien Harris had a really good season with the Patriots, and his connection with running backs coach Ivan Fears is even more impressive. Cameras caught an emotional moment between Harris and Fears. This particular moment brought a lot of joy to each and every Patriots fan out there.
According to several sources, these two shared an embrace following the frustrating loss to the Bills. Here’s part of their conversation:
Fears: You’re going to have a great career. You keep that attitude and you’re going to have a great career.
Harris: Yes, sir.
Harris: Yes, sir. Thank you for everything.
Fears: I love you, boy.
Harris: I love you, too. Thank you for everything.
Fears: You’re a different man than you were when you walked in here, son.
Harris: Yes, sir. All because of you. Thank you for everything.
Damien Harris and Ivan Fears have special connection
Fears has nothing but words of praise for Harris. Patriots coaches have always praised Harris for his great performance and excellent skills. Harris is coming off of another spectacular season. He was brilliant in 2020. He was even better this season. In 2021, Harris had 929 yards on 202 rushing attempts with 15 touchdowns. That’s not all. He also had nine rushes for 30 yards in the wild-card loss.
This leads to Fears’ retirement. Did Harris know about his decision? Fears has been part of the Patriots for a quarter century. We have a few good reasons to believe that he may consider retiring at this point. We wouldn’t even be surprised if Fears announces his retirement. He has been around for 31 years.
When it comes to Harris, he will continue delivering at elite level. Patriots coaches noticed great potential on the field, and everyone has high expectations from the talented player. Well, he will sure meet these expectations. That’s why the Patriots gave him a chance to wear their uniform.