Kenny Moore did not enjoy life in New England.
And we’re not talking about the weather — although it gets quite cold and dreary during the winter. No, instead, Moore has negative sentiments about his tenure — albeit short — with the Patriots.
The Patriots signed Moore as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017, but he never even suited up to play in a meaningful game. He was released just before the season began, on Sept. 2.
But when one door closes, another one opens.
The Colts came calling the following day, claiming Moore off waivers. He had a long way to climb up the depth chart, taking over as the fifth cornerback, playing behind talented cornerbacks such as Vontae Davis and Rashaan Melvin. But he’s done exactly that, and his developed into one of the leagues more prolific cornerbacks. He does, however, still harbor some negative thoughts, stemming from his tenure with the Patriots.
“I thought I was done with football,” he told Tyler Dunne of Go Long.
And then he elaborated on exactly why he felt that way.
“My mental capacity and my mental space? I was just maxed out…That was one of the low spots of my life,” he explained.
“It just felt robotic,” he said. “You don’t want to do anything else but go home and go to sleep because tomorrow is about to be crazy. I really felt like I was in the military. Like, damn.”
He clearly isn’t alone, as a number of players have been impacted by the Patriot Way, and the way head coach Bill Belichick approaches running the team in a businessman-like way.