FOXBORO, Mass. — The secondary has been the most glaring problem on an otherwise impressive Patriots team this season. But Devin McCourty‘s transition to safety over the past few games has helped stabilized things.
McCourty, a natural cornerback, moved over on the defense to help stabilize the safety position while Steve Gregory and Patrick Chung were sidelined with injuries. Now, given the addition of Aqib Talib and even with the potential return of both Gregory and Chung, McCourty is looking more and more likely to stay at the deep safety spot.
The transition to another position in the secondary has been an unusual one for McCourty. But while he isn’t complaining one bit about the change, McCourty has admitted to noticing differences.
“It’s cool [but] it’s different,” McCourty said. ” You get used to seeing more of the field and I think you have more of a responsibility, since you have that viewpoint, to let everyone else know.”
The almost captain-like responsibility is definitely...