Found November 10, 2011 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty has quietly improved in recent weeks after a very rough stretch in late September. The difference, at least in a few weeks, has been a defensive game plan that has been more conducive to McCourty's strengths. In the first two weeks of the season, against Miami and San Diego, McCourty was given a lot of responsibility in man coverage, and he wasn't always afforded the luxury of having a safety at his back. Clearly, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick believed McCourty was ready to take on more responsibility after a phenomenal rookie season....
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