The New England Patriots have a plan for the upcoming season. The team made some unexpected moves in the offseason. New players joined the team and the avalanche of changes won’t stop here. Kendrick Bourne made some comments about the 2022 Patriots and this is just a beginning.
In his interview with NESN, the wide receiver praised the revamped offense. Yes, Josh McDaniels is no longer part of the team as he is coaching the Las Vegas Raiders. However, Bill Belichick has a strong coaching staff and McDaniels’ absence won’t be felt.
“New words, new terminology. That’s the biggest thing,” Bourne said at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts Golf Classic at Pinehills Golf Club. “Football is football; I say it all the time. It’s lines on the paper, and you follow the lines, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to be a football player, and you have to sometimes adjust. You can’t just follow the exact line and get covered. You have to be a savvy football player.
“I’m getting paid to use my ability, and they put me in position to use my ability. So once I’m in position and know what I’m doing, now it’s time to use my ability, and that’s the biggest thing. So (I’m) learning the new terms and just building that relationship with the new coaches.”
Kendrick Bourne expects big performance from the 2022 Patriots team
In another interview with Mike Reiss from ESPN, Bourne talked about Joe Judge and his new role with the Patriots.
“I think he’s putting us in position to be successful, so I’m excited so far,” Bourne told Reiss. “I’ve rushed the ball a lot and doing different things for myself, and he’s even using other players and their strengths. So hopefully we’ll have a great year, and we’ll see how it goes.”
Bourne noticed a huge change in his performance. The wide receiver has great expectations from his new season. He is super explosive and his strength reached a different level. He may be aging, but he is really proud of his accomplishment.
“(I have) a lot more explosion,” Bourne told NESN.com. “I feel like I’m a lot stronger. I’m getting better as the years go on, man, and I’m just a lot more comfortable with New England. Just playing with a lot more confidence this year, so we’ll see how it goes. I’m excited.”