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Kyle Van Noy defends 'revenge tour' comments after Logan Ryan's call-out

Kyle Van Noy defends 'revenge tour' comments after Logan Ryan's call-out

Kyle Van Noy apparently gave the Tennessee Titans some bulletin board material last week. But that wasn't his intention.

The Patriots linebacker said last Monday his team had the chance to go on a "revenge tour" in the postseason, starting in the Wild Card Round against the Titans, who beat New England in 2018.

After Tennessee's 20-13 win Saturday, Titans cornerback (and former Patriot) Logan Ryan admonished Van Noy for speaking out of line.

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"My man Van Noy's been tripping," Ryan said. "His revenge tour ended early. Hope he enjoys it."

The following day, NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran asked Van Noy if he had any response to Ryan's call-out.

"Nah, I'm gonna keep it classy," Van Noy told Curran on Sunday.

Van Noy also defended his initial remarks, insisting they weren't meant to criticize the Titans.

"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.

 

Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy calls halftime booing by fans in Foxboro 'disrespectful'

Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy calls halftime booing by fans in Foxboro 'disrespectful'

Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy said he thought fans at Gillette Stadium booing the team at halftime of New England's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday was "disrespectful."

The Patriots left the field trailing 20-7 at halftime in a game they eventually lost, 23-16. It dropped the Pats to 10-3 and ended a 21-game home winning streak for New England.

"Too much booing for me," Van Noy told our Tom E. Curran in an interview on Quick Slants. "I thought it was disrespectful." 

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."

Watch the full interview here on YouTube:

Quarterback Tom Brady told Jim Gray in his weekly Westwood One interview on Monday Night Football that the booing comes with the territory. 

"It won't be the last time and that's OK, it doesn't hurt our feelings," Brady said.

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Kyle Van Noy explains what he meant by 'no name' tweet after Patriots-Eagles

Kyle Van Noy explains what he meant by 'no name' tweet after Patriots-Eagles

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.

Van Noy suggested to Perry that "ole Tony" was a reference to CBS analyst Tony Romo, who apparently mentioned the Patriots have "no names" on their defense during Sunday's broadcast.

"Obviously you get tagged in stuff after the game by a million people, and then you have conversations with family members after games, and Mom wasn't too happy about it," Van Noy told Perry.

Romo actually was complimenting the Patriots defense, which is playing at a historic level despite a lack of what some would call "household names."

But Van Noy added he doesn't have any serious ax to grind with New England's critics.

"I don't want to make it seem like anything and everything someone says I'm worried about," he added. "It's more fun, just trying to mess with people.

"Because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what people think. I'm comfortable in my shoes and my teammates are comfortable in theirs. We trust each other.

Check out Van Noy's full interview with Perry on our YouTube channel. 

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