Kyle Van Noy doesn't want Dolphins to be Patriots South

Ryan Hannable
June 01, 2020 - 1:13 pm

Led by head coach Brian Flores, there are a number of former Patriots in Miami.

One of the newest is Kyle Van Noy, who signed with the Dolphins this offseason, but he wants the team to establish their own culture and not to be associated much with New England.

“I don’t now how many New England guys there are, but we’re going to get away from that,” Van Noy told the Miami Herald recently. “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."

Van Noy finished last season with 6.5 sacks and signed a four-year deal worth $51 million with $30 million guaranteed.

At 29 years old, the outside linebacker has a chance to be even better and turn into one of the more popular players in Miami.

“I would love that,” Van Noy said. “The only way to do that is by my play and with the help of the media, hyping it up. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t, I’m going to do everything in my power to bring it on my side. Hope [Dolphins supporters] can bring it on their side.”

Prior to being traded to the Patriots in 2016, Van Noy was pretty much just a special teams player with the Lions.

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