Matt Judon: Patriots’ defense wants to be “a-holes on the field, good guys off the field”

NFL: NOV 18 Patriots at Falcons
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The Patriots’ defense has been dominant during their current five-game winning streak, and linebacker Matt Judon says they’re the kind of defense no one wants to play against.

After the Patriots beat the Falcons 25-0 on Thursday night, Judon described the kind of defense the Patriots have built.

“We kinda wanna be a-holes on the field, but good guys off the field,” Judon said, via Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald. “Make sure we don’t get penalized. We play within the rules, but we’re a nasty group. So that’s how we like to play, and that’s how we gotta play in order for our team to win.”

Judon signed a four year, $54.5 million contract with the Patriots this offseason, and he has lived up to the Patriots’ expectations, already recording a career-high 10.5 sacks so far this season.

“We had a lot of new pieces,” Judon said. “Now, we’re in a rhythm. I think we’re just all playing with a lot of confidence.”

The Patriots have every reason to be confident. They’re playing the kind of football that makes opposing quarterbacks hate them.

28 responses to “Matt Judon: Patriots’ defense wants to be “a-holes on the field, good guys off the field”

  1. Judon is the best all-around defensive player in the league this year. Brilliant addition!
    All but one of NE’s free agent signings have been amazing, and I am still holding out hope for Jonnu in this back half of the season. He’ll catch the game-winner in the Superbowl.

  2. Guy likes to talk after beating a Division 3 Falcons team……wait till they play the big boys

  3. thebeeper says:
    November 20, 2021 at 6:15 am
    Guy likes to talk after beating a Division 3 Falcons team……wait till they play the big boys
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    The NFL sets ’em up. . . the Pats knock’em down.

  4. “I am still holding out hope for Jonnu in this back half of the season. He’ll catch the game-winner in the Superbowl.”

    I’m as big a Pats fan as anyone but the Super Bowl is highly unlikely. No rookie QB has ever led a team to the SB, and only a handful have made it to a conference championship game.

    I’ll be more than happy if we make the playoffs and get to the divisional round or conference championship

  5. redclaw1314 says:
    November 20, 2021 at 6:50 am
    One of the biggest questions in the NFL this year—how could the Ravens let this guy go?

    64 2 Rate This

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    Cap hell.

    They paid 34 year old Calaia Campbell who is set to retire over Judon and need to pay Lamar Jackson.

    While people were busy mocking BB’s rebuild in 2019 and 2020, the media got hoodwinked as did some of our own dumb fans who follow the troll and dumb media.

    I had it all the way. Right again.

  6. That should be the mindset of every player. You’re all buddies before and after the game. No different for basketball players too, except maybe they allow a bit more contact in basketball.

  7. Judon’s attitude is spot on.

    While Deshaun Watson has many, many, many flaws perhaps his biggest one ON the field was his constant desire to “dap” with every opponent after every play. Tactically it’s just dumb as it’s a waste of valuable time off the play clock. And from the competitive mental health standpoint it’s weak minded and not overly bright. (do you see Mahomes or Jackson do this after every play? No. They don’t have time for it. True competitors don’t.)

    Men’s tackle football is a tough game played by big and athletic men. If you truly want to win you have play with a “bad” (but fair/clean) attitude. And absolutely, after the game, look the opponent in the eye, shake hands and tell him “good game”.

    Judon is right on. Guys like Lamar Jackson (and many others) are right on. Deshaun Watsons ways of competing (he’s too caught up in his social media image) is way off.

  8. He is fantastic and a real joy to watch play. That defense is really good, but it makes me wonder why Bill didn’t go out and get better players the last few years. He finally did and they are dominating.

  9. redclaw1314 says:
    November 20, 2021 at 6:50 am
    One of the biggest questions in the NFL this year—how could the Ravens let this guy go?

    Because Harbaugh.

  10. Great player.

    New England’s defense is scary this year. They won’t be an easy out for any team.

  11. I think the last opposing QB to finish the game healthy was Herbert but starting with Dak, then Wilson, Darnold, Mayfield and, finally, Ryan, they all either got knocked out of the game and/or missed their next start.

  12. Micah Parson is the all around defensive player, not judon, sorry. When you can play and have played three to four different positions because someone got hurt. You’re the man

  13. touchback6 says:
    November 20, 2021 at 10:36 am
    redclaw1314 says:
    November 20, 2021 at 6:50 am
    One of the biggest questions in the NFL this year—how could the Ravens let this guy go?

    64 2 Rate This

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    Cap hell.

    They paid 34 year old Calaia Campbell who is set to retire over Judon and need to pay Lamar Jackson.

    While people were busy mocking BB’s rebuild in 2019 and 2020, the media got hoodwinked as did some of our own dumb fans who follow the troll and dumb media.

    I had it all the way. Right again.

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    You had it right? You guaranteed the Pats would win the AFCE last year!!

  14. I was skeptical on this free agency signing based on a number of previous Raven departures. Could not have been more wrong. It is rare to see a free agent in Foxboro become a leader this quickly, but this guy has delivered.
    When he was voluntarily running the dreaded hill in training camp with the skill position players – that raised an eyebrow. Closest comparison I have is when the Patriots landed Rodney Harrison.

  15. Unless you have a great offensive line, the Patriots defense will be a nightmare to deal with. The Bills don’t have such a line so you can expect the repeat of their Jacksonville game. The Colts may stand a chance but it’s hard to trust Carson Wentz.

  16. covidiots says:
    November 20, 2021 at 10:22 am
    “I am still holding out hope for Jonnu in this back half of the season. He’ll catch the game-winner in the Superbowl.”

    I’m as big a Pats fan as anyone but the Super Bowl is highly unlikely. No rookie QB has ever led a team to the SB, and only a handful have made it to a conference championship game.

    I’ll be more than happy if we make the playoffs and get to the divisional round or conference championship

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    Its Saturday night, the Pats have already crushed their opponent for this week, and now we are all sitting around getting roasted. So Superbowl!

  17. thebeeper says:

    Guy likes to talk after beating a Division 3 Falcons team……wait till they play the big boys

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    What? Like the 2nd place Bills?

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