Damien Harris: I want to build off everything I did last year

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Patriots running back Damien Harris emerged as the team’s top rushing threat in 2020.

In his second season out of Alabama, Harris led New England with 691 yards on the ground. He started all 10 games in which he played, missing six due to injury.

In an interview with the Patriots’ website, Harris said his goal for the offseason has been to “improve everything.”

“Every part of my game — physically, mentally, emotionally. You name it, I wanted to improve,” Harris said, via WEEI. “Last year, having my first real opportunity to play in the National Football League, it was a great experience. It obviously could have gone better in a lot of aspects, but it’s a new year. It’s a new opportunity. I just wanted to build off of everything I did last year and continue to improve each and every day.”

Harris, a third-round pick in 2019, is one of several backs on New England’s roster, including Sony Michel, James White, Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor, and Rhamondre Stevenson.

But with New England’s offense gaining several new weapons through free agency, Harris could see less focus from defensive game plans. That could be a recipe for even more success out of the backfield for him in 2021.

6 responses to “Damien Harris: I want to build off everything I did last year

  1. If the TE’s stay healthy & we get Mac in there, the sky’s the limit…. MR. I can’t pass & don’t want to hand the ball off to my skill position players Cam Newton will only hinder everyone’s potential to be so much better…

  2. kissbillsrings says:
    June 25, 2021 at 10:36 am
    If the TE’s stay healthy & we get Mac in there, the sky’s the limit…. MR. I can’t pass & don’t want to hand the ball off to my skill position players Cam Newton will only hinder everyone’s potential to be so much better…

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    Mac Jones? What happened to the Stidham era we were promised?

    Is BB already writing him off as yet another bust?

  3. Patriots look like they will have a crushingly dominant run game this year.

    I’m very glad everyone outside of New England is writing them off this year.

  4. Mac Jones? What happened to the Stidham era we were promised?

    Is BB already writing him off as yet another bust?
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    I’d take Stidham of Cam’t as QB for Pats ALL DAY EVERY DAY….
    Mac was just a great value at a position of need & a 1st round talent….
    Stidham was a 4th rounder with lots of upside physicality wise that can make all the throws….the talent is there…. He just came from a VERY non NFL type system & still has a LOT to learn…. 1st year behind a disgruntled Brady, 2nd year in full blown covid pandemic where learning was basically minimal…. Now it’s year 3 with a QB that is very cerebral in Mac Jones (Cams not that at all) & in a NORMAL PRE & off season/ training camp…. Stidham could/ should start to progress well & hopefully he beats out Cam!!!
    It’s basically his 2nd year in the system & it’s been VOLATILE since he’s been here….
    I haven’t lost faith in the kid yet!!!

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