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Dion Lewis sounds off on ‘cheap’ Patriots, calls the Titans’ huge win ‘personal’

Dion Lewis sounds off on 'cheap' Patriots, calls the Titans' huge win 'personal'

The Titans, a crew run by and made up of quite a few ex-Patriots, dismantled the Patriots on Sunday. At least a type of Patriots castoffs thought-about the win a “private” victory. 

Shortly after the Titans wrapped up their dominant 34-10 win, working again Dion Lewis sounded off about the Patriots. According to Lewis, the Patriots got their “ass kicked” because they’re “cheap.”

“Hell yeah, it is private,” Lewis mentioned, in response to Michael Giardi of NFL Network. “That’s what occurs whenever you go low cost. You get your ass kicked.”

Lewis became a family title in New England when he emerged as one in all the Patriots’ most useful playmakers because of his capability to each catch passes popping out of the backfield and run the ball like a extra conventional working again. In 30 video games with the Patriots from 2015-17, Lewis totaled 2,109 yards and 13 touchdowns from scrimmage. 

But when his contract expired after final season, the Patriots decided that wasn’t that stunning given their historical past. They let Lewis depart. The Patriots usually let their gamers, together with working backs, depart in free company — simply ask Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount — and often belief their system to provide a less expensive alternative. Sure sufficient, after dropping Lewis, the Patriots drafted Sony Michel in the first spherical whereas persevering with to rely on James White. 

The Titans eagerly scooped Lewis up, handing him a four-year deal. In Tennessee, Lewis joined former Patriots like cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan, coach Mike Vrabel, and basic supervisor Jon Robinson. 

Lewis has but to function at his peak with the Titans, which is smart given he is not partnered with Tom Brady and he is been compelled to separate touches with Derrick Henry. But he has slowly taken management of the backfield. Over the previous two weeks, Lewis has commanded 45 touches in comparison with Henry’s 19 touches. But it was Henry who discovered extra success in opposition to the Patriots, dashing for 2 touchdowns and averaging 5.three yards per carry whereas Lewis toiled away for under 68 yards on 22 touches.  

Then once more, Lewis was nonetheless the second-best working again on the discipline on Sunday. As a crew, the Patriots averaged 2.1 yards per carry. The Titans held Michel to 31 yards on 11 carries and White to 26 yards on six touches. All sport lengthy, the Titans dominated the Patriots up entrance on either side of the ball. 

Lewis, by the method, has ideas about that too.

As a results of the win, the Titans improved to 5-4, conserving them inside putting distance of the Texans in the AFC South, and giving themselves an opportunity to face the Patriots once more in January. 

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