New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is known to brush over the big names and gush over the lesser known player and one for example is linebacker Jonathan Freeny.
As the much of the attention goes to the much deserved big names in Dont’a Hightower, Jabaal Sheard, and Jamie Collins, Belichick reminded there’s more in that group that needs some recognition.
“Jonathan is a very dependable player; he is able to do a lot of different roles for us,” Belichick said, via MLive.com.
“He can play inside and outside on the line of scrimmage and off the ball defensively. He’s been very valuable for us in the kicking game, obviously with some size. A four-phase special teams player and one of our overall top workers in terms of the offseason program, preparation, training; he always does things right.”
“He works hard, doesn’t say a lot, but is very dependable and consistent,” Belichick added. “I think all of the other players – everybody in the organization looks up to him.”