"Yeah, sure," Van Noy said when Curran asked if he could see why his comments motivated Tennessee. "But I think if you go back and look at my quotes, they weren't anything to what ... that was my main focus, was the Titans. So, it's all good."
Van Noy had good reason to seek a "revenge tour" coming off the Patriots' Week 17 loss to the Miami Dolphins. New England didn't walk the walk, however, and now are dealing with the fallout.
Tune into NBC Sports Boston's "Quick Slants" at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday to watch Van Noy's full interview with Curran. You can also check out the interview below.
Van Noy backtracked a bit when asked if he was bothered by the boos.
"Why would it bother me? You asked if it was a playoff atmosphere," he said, suggesting that the team wouldn't be booed in a playoff game.
"Obviously it sucks when it doesn't go the way we want, but know that we're all trying," Van Noy said. "We're trying to put the best product on the field. We're not trying to disappoint anyone. Just imagine as a fan or a media person that our feelings are probably 100 times more. Our livelihoods are on the line and we want to win."
Kyle Van Noy took another shot at another critic Sunday night. But who exactly was he talking about, and how exactly did he catch wind of that critique?
The Patriots linebacker joins Phil Perry for NBC Sports Boston's latest "Quick Slants" episode Tuesday night, and one of the topics on the agenda is this tweet he sent following New England's 17-10 road win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
9-1.... keep it movin! Heard we are no names from good ole tony! 🙄🙄Sheeshhhh!