Colts CB wanted to quit football when playing for ‘robotic’ Patriots

Not everyone is cut out for life as a New England Patriot.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, a former Patriot, was one of those players. When speaking with Tyler Dunne of Go Long, he described the four-month experience as a “low spot” in his life.

Coach Bill Belichick’s no-nonsense approach to the game clearly isn’t for everybody because it generally comes with him running a tight ship. Such is the case for a team that prioritizes winning above everything else.

But as the Los Angeles Rams proved by winning Super Bowl LVI, there’s more than one way to accomplish that goal. Moore wanted the fun aspects of the game back in his life, which is something he felt like he couldn’t find in New England.

“That was one of the low spots of my life,” Moore said, “because that’s really when I felt like, ‘I’m probably not built for the league.’ And having that feeling of, ‘You’re not good enough,’ that’s a bad feeling. You feel like you don’t belong. I lost all of my joy and passion. I didn’t even want to play football. I didn’t want to go to work anymore. I was depressed. I was trying to fight my way out of it.

“It just felt robotic. 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.”

Not every place is for everyone.

There have been stories in the past of players scoffing at the mundane approach of Belichick’s Patriots, while others claimed to have loved their time in New England.

It’s the same with every team in the league with each individual player having a different experience. In reality, the important part is that Moore finds happiness in doing what he does, and the Patriots continue to find success in doing what they’ve always done.

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire