Kyle Van Noy has occur a lengthy way due to the fact the Detroit Lions traded him to the New England Patriots for practically absolutely nothing. Just after signing up for the Patriots partway via the 2016 time, Van Noy was developed into one particular of the Patriots’ most significant defenders.
Van Noy, who was unfairly presented the label of “draft bust” in Detroit, has now long gone to 3 straight Super Bowls and occur away with two Lombardi Trophies. That is a huge shift coming from the Lions, an corporation that is nonetheless yet to make its initially Super Bowl.
So, what is it like likely from Detroit to New England? Van Noy summed it up for the duration of an overall look on the Pardon My Just take podcast.
Van Noy: “I’m gonna repeat what my close friend explained so I don’t get in trouble. He’s like ‘You went from the rest room bowl, to the Super Bowl.’”
PMT: “Is your close friend also named Kyle Van Noy? That is what this is?”
Van Noy: “That was KVN. This is Kyle Van Noy. I’ve got like double personas.”
Van Noy experienced a disappointing start off to his job as a 2nd-spherical draft select in Detroit. Just after logging a whole of 13 tackles around his initially two seasons, Van Noy lastly emerged as a starter in Detroit early in 2016. But partway via the time, the Lions deemed him expendable, shipping him off to New England. The return? The Lions moved up from an early seventh-spherical draft drack to the close of the sixth spherical — practically absolutely nothing in phrases of price.
Van Noy admitted to Pardon My Just take that he was a minor apprehensive about coming to New England, fearing that he could be trapped on the bench driving incumbent linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins.
So what altered when he got to New England? The Patriots experienced a strategy for what to do with him — a little something the Lions coaching staff seemingly didn’t have.
“Then when I got there, it was like, they experienced a strategy for me it seemed like. Then that strategy got larger with how I performed. With that currently being explained, I didn’t know that to start off with mainly because I’d been in Detroit, where I was sort of advised ‘We don’t know where to put you.’ And I’m like, ‘Why did you draft me?’ I experienced my possess mentor telling me ‘I don’t know where to put you.’”
Due to the fact arriving in New England, Van Noy has emerged as a functional element of the Patriots protection, producing as a move rusher and off-ball linebacker. He showed his price in the passing activity in the playoffs this previous time, recording 3 sacks involving the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl.
Van Noy’s arrival in New England has resulted in a collection of colorful tales, like his initially-ever interaction with Tom Brady, which resulted in Van Noy telling his quarterback “You’re and fool.”
“I’m washing my hands or what ever and I get performed and Tom comes up and sort of shakes my hand like ‘Hi, I’m Tom Brady.’ I’m like, ‘You’re an fool. Of course,’” Van Noy explained. “I sort of advised him ‘My title is Kyle Van Noy.’ But those minor issues is why he is where he’s at. All those minor issues that individuals don’t pay back notice to, those specific issues, that just separates him. He’s seriously excellent for what he does. He’s very specific and that is what can make him Tom.”
Van Noy is set to continue on his time in his existing Super Bowl setting. He turned 28 in March and has one particular additional yr remaining on his existing offer with the Patriots.