Patriots LB: Bill Belichick Is Crazy, But It Pays Off

Three New England Patriots dropped by Taz & The Moose to discuss their Super Bowl title and championship season

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February 11, 2019 - 10:14 am

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Three members of the New England Patriots – linebacker Brandon King, cornerback Jonathan Jones, and safety Obi Melifonwu – joined CBS Sports Radio’s Taz & The Moose in studio on Monday to discuss their Super Bowl win and championship season.

More than a week later, they still have not come down from the high of bringing another Lombardi Trophy to New England.

“It’s work that’s being paid off,” said King, who went undrafted in 2015. “I promise you there’s days we go in there and we’re like, ‘Man, Bill’s crazy. Why are we doing this?’ But at the end of the day, it pays off. It pays off time and time again, and when things keep paying off in life, it starts becoming a habit for you. You start to think in every aspect of life, ‘I got to do more. I got to do this. I got to do that’ – just to get things accomplished. After a while, you just start improving. It’s like muscle memory. You just come in every day with the attitude that you’re going to work.”

Jones, who went undrafted in 2016, agreed.

“Three years in for me, three Super Bowls, won two – all of them are special,” he said. “You know what it takes to go in every year and compete. The consistency of the program year in and year out – it’s hard work. You enjoy that process. And me being from Georgia, playing in Atlanta – there’s no better way to go out, going out as a champion around your family and friends.”

Melifonwu, meanwhile, was drafted by the Raiders in 2017. He was released in October but signed a two-year contract with the Patriots in November.

And now he’s a Super Bowl champion.

“Getting there, I was shocked,” Melifonwu said. “You see it from the outside, like, yeah, these dudes go almost every year. To be in the locker room and see what it takes to be a champion, it was definitely different for me. That’s what it takes. I’m just happy to be a part of it.”