Kyle Van Noy: We are our own team, not the New England Patriots

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The Dolphins hired coach Brian Flores, who spent 11 years under Bill Belichick in New England. Flores, of course, has adopted some of the Patriot Way.

He also has acquired some of his former players.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy became one of four ex-Patriots to join the Dolphins this offseason. He makes it clear, though, that the Dolphins plan to establish their own identity.

“I don’t now how many New England guys there are, but we’re going to get away from that,” Van Noy told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “We’re our own team; this is not the New England Patriots. This is the Miami Dolphins. It’s totally different, and I’m excited for that. New beginnings.

“We’re the Miami Dolphins. We’re here to represent the people of Miami. They want it bad. I can sense that. Miami’s a football town.”

Dolphins fans are as excited as they have been in many years after free agency and the draft delivered some big names and new stars. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall choice, leads jersey sales in the month since the draft.

“I’m excited for the future in Miami,” Van Noy said. “It’s special. Miami’s growing. Seems to be thriving through the times we’re in and hopefully they continue to thrive.”

The Dolphins have made the postseason only twice the past 18 years, the last in 2016, and they haven’t won a playoff game since the 2000 season.

28 responses to “Kyle Van Noy: We are our own team, not the New England Patriots

  1. They may not be top notch yet, but they will be a hard out. Competetive. Thats the first step in the right direction. Miami and my Bills should be the dog fight it was in the 90’s. Stay tuned.

  2. I think it’s hilarious that Van Noy was considered a wash out in Detroit, but immediately improved upon leaving. The Lions have a way of doing that to players.

  3. we’ll miss him but most, not all, free agents who leave belichick tend to disappear in systems less suited to their talents and limitations.

  4. ibillwt says:
    May 29, 2020 at 7:27 pm
    we’ll miss him but most, not all, free agents who leave belichick tend to disappear in systems less suited to their talents and limitations.

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    Or, they leave BB’s side. Van Noy wanted untaxable millions as did Brady. Nothing more, nothing less.

  5. catquick says:
    May 29, 2020 at 7:19 pm
    They may not be top notch yet, but they will be a hard out. Competetive. Thats the first step in the right direction. Miami and my Bills should be the dog fight it was in the 90’s. Stay tuned.

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    Good era for some football right?? I absolutely wish both Miami and Buffalo a return to that glory. Keep the faith!

  6. I think Flores still needs one or two years to make something out of this organization. The additions this year will help, but it won’t put them in the bowl or anything.

  7. Not winning a Super Bowl for the last 47 years is about as different from the Patriots as you can get!

    They are shaping up well for the future, though.

  8. objectivefbfan says:
    May 29, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    catquick says:
    May 29, 2020 at 7:19 pm
    They may not be top notch yet, but they will be a hard out. Competetive. Thats the first step in the right direction. Miami and my Bills should be the dog fight it was in the 90’s. Stay tuned.

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    Good era for some football right?? I absolutely wish both Miami and Buffalo a return to that glory. Keep the faith!

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    You are about to witness the fastest rebuilding process in NFL history. The Patriots won’t be gone for long, if at all.

  9. nagyisterrible says:
    May 29, 2020 at 8:59 pm
    Van Noy was just a product of Belicheats system and a cupcake schedule.

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    Yeah, because playing a first place schedule every year and rotating through all of the other divisions like everyone else is a cupcake schedule. The Bears haven’t beaten the Patriots in 20 years. Pipe down…

  10. Florida. The state where players on recent super bowl teams go to cash out.

    On a side note, Van Noy is one of my favorite Pats of all time. The guy was clutch, and Belichick got him for a sack of beans. I hope he succeeds in Miami. We’ll see.

  11. Or, they leave BB’s side. Van Noy wanted untaxable millions as did Brady. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    you’re right, and nothing wrong with that, van noye earned his chance at a big payday, that’s why they come to play for the Man.

  12. “You are about to witness the fastest rebuilding process in NFL history. The Patriots won’t be gone for long, if at all.”

    Based on what? More cap space next year?

    Patriots won’t be back on contention for awhile. Bills, Dolphins & Jets will all be fighting it out for 1st place over the next decade.

  13. Miami, where aging free agents go for a last big paycheck, and a great nightlife. Football? not so much.

  14. Kyle Van Noy is an asset to any team. As a teamate, a player and a member of the community.
    Not because he played for the Pats, but because they look for players like him. Glad he played for the Pats. Sure Miami will get his best.

  15. “Miami’s a football town”

    Lol that stadium is one of the easiest in the country for opposing fans to get tix for. There’s no large hardcore base of fans to make anyone consider it a “football town”

  16. “most, not all, free agents who leave belichick tend to disappear in systems less suited to their talents and limitations.”

    So what makes you think Flores doesn’t know very well how to get the most out of Van Noy’s “talents and limitations” after coaching him the last few years?

    Flores showed he’s a very good coach last year rallying a team that could easily have gone 0-16 to what was it 5 wins I think, plus being in other games close to the end. With one of said wins being an important late season victory over the Pats as that loss effected the Pats playoff seeding.

    I think Miami will be a lot tougher this year and Van Noy will be successful there

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