Mohamed Sanu now says he wasn’t a good fit with the New England Patriots, which usually just means, “I was bad.”
With a full year to process all the information at hand, it’s safe to say Mohamed Sanu and the Patriots just did not get along.
Prior to 2020, we could’ve pinned the blame on Tom Brady alone, who seemed to struggle to connect with many of his midseason imports last year (don’t get us started on N’Keal Harry).
But after Sanu was surprisingly jettisoned this offseason to save even more cap space, after seemingly working out all summer long with both Jarrett Stidham and Cam Newton, it was safe to call the whole relationship a wash.
Sanu took some wicked parting shots on his way out, putting the blame on the financials and not his own rehab. Now, well over a month later, the wideout was back at it, letting his ex know he’s so much happier with the San Francisco 49ers. They totally get his style.
As Sanu put things on Thursday to a group of reporters:
"“I feel like it just wasn’t a good fit. Things happen the way they happen, and I’m not really looking to the past. I’m just focused on what I’ve got here in San Fran. I’m excited just to be a part of this team. This culture is just more my style. So, I’m excited for it. I’m just taking full advantage. I’m grateful for my time in New England. It taught me a lot. It just didn’t gel out how I wanted.”"
Of course, it shouldn’t be shocking how quickly he turned on his old home. Sanu reportedly called Niners wide receiver Deebo Samuel and lobbied him to bring him to San Francisco shortly after his release.
Sanu didn’t work here, and he already knew exactly where he wanted to go. Fine.
But “wasn’t a good fit” usually means, “Yeah, I didn’t get their whole deal” when it’s said about New England. And their deal is … basically just … winning?
Best of luck in San Francisco.