July 17, 2024


“I would like to be right here. If there’s different plans, then it’s what it’s, however simply focusing on daily basis on what I’ve to do and the duty at hand.”

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FOXBOROUGH – Kendrick Bourne is within the last yr of his contract and he’s been enjoying properly lately.

With the Patriots’ report sitting at 1-5, there’s an opportunity New England may look to commerce useful gamers for property on the commerce deadline. The likelihood that New England could attempt to swap Bourne earlier than his contract expires isn’t misplaced on the 28-year-old receiver.

“It’ll positively be in my thoughts, but it surely’s simply being prepared for no matter, man. I wish to be right here,” Bourne stated. “I’d like to be right here. If there’s different plans, then it’s what it’s, however simply focusing on daily basis on what I’ve to do and the duty at hand. I feel I’m in place, so no matter occurs occurs and simply focusing daily, letting it play out.”

One of many causes Bourne loves being right here, he stated, is that the group suits his “underdog” mentality.

“I like being an underdog,” Bourne stated. “While you actually take into consideration the underdog, I really feel like quite a lot of us within the Patriots group are constructed off of being underdogs in a way. Invoice [Belichick] likes underdogs in a way. If our group may play like that and know we’re higher than what we’re displaying and showcase it, I feel we may shock lots of people.”

“Underdog mentality is a superb mentality, however we’ve all obtained to have it,” Bourne continued. “We’ve obtained to play prefer it and never simply discuss it. Follow prefer it and go play prefer it on Sundays.”

Bourne stated he’s carried the underdog mentality his complete profession since breaking into the league as an undrafted free-agent out of Japanese Washington in 2017.

“Being undrafted, and simply working my manner up,” Bourne stated. “Simply attempting to work on daily basis. Making an attempt to be higher. Making an attempt to assist my group each manner that I can. Pushing myself as laborious as I can each single day. Exhausting work pays off, so I feel for our group if we work laborious and other people wish to doubt us, we’ve set to work tougher and alter the narrative for ourselves.”

Bourne stated he’s excited to face Buffalo and Miami over the following two weeks.

“I feel division video games are thrilling,” Bourne stated. “It’s simply essential figuring out that we’re conversant in Buffalo and Miami, not getting forward, but it surely’s just a few nice alternatives for us to vary this round at a vital time for us being 1-5 after which enjoying a division recreation. I feel we’ve a chance to place some great things on movie and showcase who we actually are, who we actually may be.”