The Duel

Sony Michel Put Patriots' Haters on Blast

Zach Brunner
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The New England Patriots have been the most successful sports franchise this millennium. They are the reigning Super Bowl champions and are once again favored to repeat, to nobody's surprise.

Needless to say, they win a lot, which makes them public enemy No. 1 to anyone not on their side.

The Golden State Warriors experience this same type of targeted hate from fans, and Patriots running back Sony Michel went to Twitter to address this:

This is the equivalent of saying, "don't hate me cause you ain't me!" However, it is nearly impossible to create a "super team" in professional football.

There's too many players on the field and not enough money to go around, whereas the Warriors were able to rent DeMarcus Cousins for $5 million just to try and get him a ring.

To answer Michel's question on Twitter, yes, this same group of people hate the Patriots.

It doesn't matter which assistant coaches, wide receivers or defensive playmakers leave. Their system is built in such a way where it's next man up. New England finds the players with one or two key skills, then allows them to thrive in an already defined and perfected role.

Just look at the consistency and production from Patriots slot receivers over the years. It's frustrating for opposing fans, but you can't blame Bill Belichick and Co. for being good at what they do.


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