Dion Lewis downplays comments he made last year ripping Patriots
The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are holding joint practices this week, and this is likely the first time Dion Lewis has seen some of his old teammates since he blasted his former team last season. As you might expect, the running back doesn’t want to dwell on those comments.
The Patriots chose not to re-sign Lewis last offseason, and he admitted he took it personally. He ripped them after the Titans beat the Patriots and said “that’s what happens when you go cheap,” but the veteran said Wednesday that it was just standard trash talk.
Dion Lewis on his comments last year after the Titans hammered the Pats: “They know it’s all fun and games. It’s competitive. When you go against somebody, that’s what you do. You talk trash and you compete.” pic.twitter.com/Wzwr6U5c7f
— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 14, 2019
Lewis was a huge part of New England’s offense in the few seasons he spent with the team. He had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns in 2017, but the Patriots didn’t value him enough to pay him. They then went out and drafted Sony Michel and won the Super Bowl without Lewis, so you can understand why he doesn’t want to double-down on his criticism.
The Patriots deserved to be mocked for the way they embarrassed themselves at Tennessee last year, but ultimately they got the last laugh. There’s not a whole lot Lewis can say now.