March 4, 2024

Sports activities

“I’m one of many first ones in and one of many final ones out of the constructing.”

Trent Brown didn’t journey to Germany with the Patriots earlier this month as a consequence of each damage and private causes. (AP Picture/Doug Murray)

Patriots left sort out Trent Brown didn’t make the worldwide trek together with his teammates earlier this month throughout New England’s Week 10 matchup in opposition to the Colts.

However not like the disciplinary measures that saved J.C. Jackson off the crew aircraft certain for Frankfurt, Germany, Brown’s absence was as a consequence of each accidents and a private matter concerning his household. 

Talking with MassLive.com’s Mark Daniels on Tuesday, Brown revealed {that a} mixture of each ankle and knee illnesses have been going to preclude him from taking the sector in opposition to the Colts on Nov. 12.

The veteran offensive lineman remains to be on the mend and attempting to get cleared for Sunday’s street recreation in opposition to the Giants. 

Brown additionally advised Daniels that his uncle handed away, prompting his legitimate absence for private causes.

However within the hours main as much as New England’s matchup in opposition to Indianapolis at Deutsche Financial institution Park, Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer noted on NBC Sports Boston’s “Patriots Pregame Live” that Brown’s tardiness this season has additionally been a difficulty for the Patriots.

“He’s habitually late to issues,” Breer reported, who additionally added that Brown’s present damage was “professional. “That’s been an issue over the course of his profession and that drawback hasn’t gone away this yr.”

That report drew a response from Brown throughout his dialog with Daniels, with the left sort out stressing that he’s by no means been disciplined by Invoice Belichick and the Patriots throughout his two stints in New England.

“That’s bull—. It’s a bunch of bull—. I’m by no means late,” Brown advised Daniels. “Actually. I’m one of many first ones in and one of many final ones out of the constructing … I’m positive you’re not likely used to reporting about shedding seasons round right here, however that’s the kind of bull— rhetoric that involves play.

“I don’t suppose it’s a coincidence that each one season I’ve been the perfect participant on offense after which after I’m not taking part in, that bull—- begins taking place.”

New England’s offensive line has performed a big half within the crew’s woeful execution all through the 2023 season. However Brown has been one of many few shiny spots on a reasonably porous unit up entrance.

In Brown’s seven begins at left sort out this season, he’s solely relinquished two complete sacks and is graded because the eighth-best LT within the NFL by Professional Soccer Focus. 

With out Brown within the lineup in Germany, New England’s O-line surrendered 5 sacks in simply the primary half in opposition to the Colts.