FOXBOROUGH, Mass.-- According to a report from Jerry Spar of WEEI.com’s It Is What It Is blog, one former Patriot is not happy with the treatment he received in New England. Defensive lineman Kyle Love was released by the Patriots last week after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. He was not too kind to New England after he participated in a media session following his first workout on Monday with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Via an article from the Florida Times-Union, Love expressed his dissatisfaction, saying “It’s not like I lost 30 pounds,” and then expanding on his point of unfair treatment.
I was never out of shape — I participated every day so I don’t know where that came from, he said.
He went on to say that he was not surprised by his release from New England, blatantly calling out the way the Patriots run things.
That’s how they run their business up there; veteran guys who have been there for years and put in a lot of work get treated like rookies, he said .
He certainly has a right to his opinion, and it should be respected . However, the Patriots saved his career. After going undrafted in 2010, New England picked him up off of waivers. Love played college football at Mississippi State and recorded 34 total tackles in his collegiate career. In addition, he recorded one sack.
Who knows, Love may be right, but after his humble football beginnings, you would think he would be smarter than dissing the team that gave his football career a jumpstart.