Mohamed Sanu has only been a member of the Patriots for just over two weeks, but he appears to be adjusting quite well.
The 30-year-old receiver was one of the bright spots in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens when he finished with 10 catches on 14 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Speaking on Patriots All-Access, Sanu explained what it's been like adjusting to life in New England.
“Just been taking things day-by-day, each moment at a time," he said. "You can’t really get overwhelmed by everything, just stay at the moment, stay at your job at (hand) and do your job.”
Fortunately for Sanu, he already knew a number of Patriots players from his college days at Rutgers, and they have helped with the smooth transition.
“It made it real easy," he said. "These guys have helped the transition along, helped me along the way, told me how to do things — Steve (Belichick), Duron (Harmon), J-Mac (Jason McCourty), even Chris. Those guys are helping big time. It’s helping a lot.”
Of course, the biggest thing for a new receiver with the Patriots is building and earning Tom Brady's trust. Sanu and Brady have worked hard at it in a short period of time, but Sanu said it's really just about having fun and enjoying the game.
“I’ve just tried to catch up to speed as much as I can and go out there and have fun," he said. "It’s football. Just go out and do it, man.”
Sanu figures to play a major role in the offense for the remaining seven games, beginning next Sunday in Philadelphia.