The New England Patriots have sustained incredible success in recent years despite losing some pretty big names to free agency or trades.
But this offseason seems worse than others ... right? Don't tell that to Kyle Van Noy.
In an interview Tuesday with NFL Network's Willie McGinest, the Patriots linebacker explained why he expects the Patriots to continue that success despite an exodus of notable players and coaches, among them all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski and de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
"When that culture is set, it doesn't matter, we all have the same goal in mind and that's just to win."— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 25, 2019
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"(Head coach) Bill (Belichick) does a really good job of the culture being set with the players that have been there for their tenures," Van Noy said, pointing to veteran leaders like Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower and, of course, Tom Brady.
"When that culture is set, it doesn't matter, we all have the same goal in mind and that's just to win."
Van Noy is well aware of the roster turnover -- he let out a "Wow, look at that list" -- when shown the lengthy list of ex-Patriots that includes several assistant coaches.
But much like Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs, Brady, Belichick and the Patriots have created a culture of winning that allows them to not only compete but win championships despite significant roster turnover.
It sounds like Van Noy, who's won two Super Bowls since coming to New England in 2016, is fully bought in.
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