Patriots fans should be fired up by RB coach Ivan Fears’ quote about the Chiefs game.
It’s been a long time since the New England Patriots were in their favorite spot.
Doubted by everyone. Counted out. Victory not even considered as a possible outcome by the masses. Their opponent considered infallible.
For Pats Nation, being called not only an underdog but an afterthought is as comfortable as a warm blanket. When was the last time this happened, after all? Perhaps a frigid winter day in 2019 against the Kansas City Chiefs? The day, “We’re still here!” became an emphatic statement rather than a hopeful rallying cry.
Well, wouldn’t you know it? The Patriots, very much “still here” despite significant roster turnover, are traveling on the road to face undefeated KC again this week, registering as seven-point underdogs. And how are they going to handle such disrespect? By getting into a rock fight, of course.
Pats Nation, let the soothing words of RBs coach Ivan Fears fire you up for this premium Sunday contest.
Ahead of this important showdown, Bill Belichick’s comments were a bit more muted, with full credit handed off to the Chiefs for how they’ve gotten to their current pedestal.
"“We know we’re going to have our work cut out for ourselves in Kansas City. It’s a championship football team,” coach Bill Belichick said. “We’ll have to play our best game. And coach it.”"
But Fears? Oh, man. He said what every Patriots fan is thinking. This team will compete by any means necessary, and refuses to be intimidated by the measly singular trophy that Kansas City’s roster is currently propped up by.
Whether it’s down in the mud or through the air, Cam Newton and New England’s pass defense will need to scrap for every inch, while knocking the Chiefs off-kilter with an ever-improving pass rush.
Run the ball. Unleash your quarterback. Fight for every single yard.
If this all sounds familiar, it’s because that’s how the Patriots won during their literal most recent trip to Arrowhead Stadium. Except this time, there’s an even better athlete under center, and the expectations outside of their own building could not be lower.
What better opportunity for the Patriots to thrive?