McClellin is happy to be playing for New England

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 20:33:24-04

Former Boise State linebacker Shea McClellin was at the Village at Meridian to help support his wife's nonprofit organization River Discovery.

McClellin who is fresh off his first Super Bowl title is hoping to have another impactful season with the New England Patriots

McClellan signed autographs and took pictures with fans for River Discovery Adventures which takes cancer survivors in the Idaho outdoors something McLellan is glad to be a part of.

"You know we are just trying to get the word out there and let people know about this and they will hopefully help us out," said, Patriots Linebacker Shea McClellin.

Prior to playing for New England McClellan played four years in Chicago for the Bears. The two football teams don't have the same mindset towards the game according to McClellin and the Patriots have the upper hand.

"They expect to win and I think a lot of other organizations don't do that they just want to go out there compete or whatever it is and it was like that in Chicago.  In New England they expect to win," said, McClellin.

When the Patriots picked up their 5th Super Bowl win things were going to be different in the team's Super Bowl ring including a whopping 283 diamonds.

"Mr. Kraft said he is going to make it bigger and bigger as long as they keep winning.  So they made it a millimeter bigger than the last one and it has 283 diamonds on it to symbolize the 28 to 3 score that we came back in the 3rd quarter," said, McClellin.

Along with the new rock, McClellin is playing for a new coach with Bill Belichick who constantly shields his personality on the sidelines.  He has been considered to some as a football genius but is very unrevealing to the media in news conferences.  With all that Shea says the Belichick does have a lighter side to him.

"He's a funny guy a lot of the stuff is dry humor and I think he's hilarious.  A lot of guys portray him as a mean guy or a grumpy guy but he wins games and wins championships so whatever he does is working," said McClellin.

McClellin will stay in Marsing Idaho until he reports to training camp which begins near the end of the month.