Former Patriots player Cassius Marsh doesn’t hold back when reflecting on his time in New England. He played in New England back in 2017, and he did not enjoy his time there. Marsh even contemplated giving up football after his time with the Patriots.
Marsh says current and former players are hesitant to criticize the organization because of the on-field success. However, that didn’t stop Marsh from saying how he feels about the organization.
“The Patriot Way is extremely impressive. They work day-in and day-out. Their work ethic over there [that] they instill is pretty legendary. They also treat players like crap. You don�t have a lunch period. You get there and you have to make time to eat in between meetings.
And they are like 5-10 minute periods where I would literally go scoop food and put it in a cup and like crush it real quick before I got to the next meeting. There�s no fun. There�s no � well, that is what I got in trouble for, for saying they don�t have fun.”Cassius Marsh
Regardless of anybody’s opinions about New England, the team knows how to win. Since 2000, the Patriots have nine super bowl appearances and six wins. The Patriots know how to win, and not everybody is going to like this approach.
Players continue wanting to be a part of this tradition and dynasty that New England built. Even though it might not always be fun, the ultimate goal in any sport is to win. Bill Belichick brought this mindset with him since becoming head coach back in 2000. He wants his players to work and have a commitment to winning. Belichick doesn’t care about having fun or seeing players leave as long as the team is winning.
The Patriots had a big offseason. The team spent some money in free agency and looks to get right back in playoff attention. Regardless of what Cassius Marsh said about his time in New England, plenty of players want to be a part of the winning culture.