Patrick Chung: Patriots played just like the coaches drew it up

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.

10 responses to “Patrick Chung: Patriots played just like the coaches drew it up

  1. “He has an interesting back story that most NFL fans probably don’t know.”
    What, that he comes from a well-to-do family in Jamaica? Big whoop.

  2. Nice way to go into a bye week….gonna be a tough hall ahead….I hope the Patriots D & special teams continue to build off this….lots of talent , speed, & youth out there….first time in a while I’ve seen them play a full 60 minuates as a team…loved the balanced attack & it looks like between BJGE & Woodhead we could have a heck of a backfield to compliment the passing game….

  3. Baltimore is next (In 2 weeks), We are coming for you Ravens Should be a good game, too bad I will be on a flight back from Tokyo 😦

  4. I think the Dolphins should be concerned that they’re so predictable that an opponent can plan all of this out beforehand.

  5. Great game by the special teams and some of the defense started playing by half time but it is going to be a long season as a Pats fan.
    That said, I am still troubled by refs throwing flags and then having them declare no foul on the play. The Pats benefitted from one last night but it just seems that the NFL officiating has become more and more arbitrary and eerily similar to the NBA officiating.

  6. # CHIEF ZEE says: October 5, 2010 8:06 AM
    This site is classless…who puts a “Days without an arrest” ticker on their page? Classless ambulance chasers…that’s who.
    This site is full of morons like yourself. Days without an arrest is there to show just how moronic NFL players can be. It’s there for entertainment for the most part and serves its purpose.

  7. Before the season we were still hearing from uninformed fans and even some lazy media about how the Patriots’ “aging defense” would be an issue. Now everyone knows that youth and speed have totally transformed their defense and special teams, with Wilfork the veteran mainstay and everyone else young, fast, and learning by the day.
    Oh, and the extra 1st round draft pick from the Raiders next year and the extra 2nd round pick from the Carolina Panthers are both looking pretty good right now.
    Here’s to 100 more victories from the Brady-Belichick combo!

  8. Some teams will always be contenders and some teams will always be pretenders. No worries Dolfag fans you can still dream about your glorious 72 team.

  9. Exciting times ahead for NE. Chung is a playmaker that we have missed since Rodney Harrison hung up his cleats.

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