Found October 22, 2012 on NESN.com:
Even after nearly fumbling the game away for the Patriots, Devin McCourty still earned rare praise from Bill Belichick. Injuries to starting safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory thrust McCourty into a starting spot at free safety on Sunday against the Jets, a role he played late last season after multiple players tried -- and failed -- to grasp the position. Belichick went as far as to say McCourty did the best job out of anyone playing the deep part of the field this season. "I thought he did a pretty solid job from what I could see," Belichick said. "I thought the deep part of the field was more secure than it's been." The position switch for McCourty also saw a much-needed change in defensive scheme for the Patriots. It may not have worked to perfection, but it was an improvement. After weeks of trying a cover-two approach, with two safeties playing deep, New England changed to a cover-one for most of the game with McCourty playi...
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