Patrick Chung was the star of the Patriots’ 41-14 win over the Dolphins on Monday night, blocking a punt, blocking a field goal and intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown.
But he says he didn’t do anything more than execute the game plan: Asked how he found holes in the Dolphins’ blocking scheme to block two different kicks, he said he was just following orders from Patriots special teams coach Scott O’Brien.
“It opened up just like coach drew it up on the board, so you execute and things like that happen,” Chung said, per Andy Kent of FanHouse. “That’s something coach saw. I mean, we just practiced everything that happened in that game — all those blocks, and people doing their job. I give it to them. If they’re not doing their job nothing happens. So we executed. Coach drew it up and it happened just like he did it.”
Chung was born in Jamaica to a mother who’s a well-known Jamaican singer and a father who’s a half-Jamaican, half-Chinese music producer. He enrolled at Oregon when he was 16 and initially entered the NFL draft in 2008 when he was 20, although he changed his mind and stuck around for his senior season, and the Patriots selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft. He has an interesting back story that most NFL fans probably don’t know.
If he keeps playing like he did Monday night, every NFL fan will know about him soon.