Postcards from SB 50: Cam Newton's presence is alive and well in the next generation

The Super Bowl was Monday.THE SUPER BOWL WAS MONDAY.Cam Newton was leading his team downfield. The packed stadium was in fits of excitement. Grown men were screaming. Toddlers wearing No. 1 jerseys were mesmerized. How could he lose?Of course, this "Cam Newton" wasn't actually Cam Newton. It was 4-foot-9 Lathan Makiao, who's left-handed, thin as a toothpick and Hawaiian, but man...
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NFL Week 17 Injury Update: Tracking Actives/Inactives, Injuries From Every Game

9:20 a.m.: It’s the final week of the NFL season, and most teams are pretty banged up. So this Sunday’s injury update should be chock full of news. The New England Patriots, who have been plagued by injuries this season, actually got the ball rolling Friday when they ruled out wide receiver Julian Edelman, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive end Chandler Jones...
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Week 15 Inactive Report: Patriots vs. Titans

S Devin McCourty, OL LaAdrian Waddle, TE Scott Chandler, OL Bryan Stork, WR Julian Edelman, LB Jonathan Freeny, and DL Ishmaaily Kitchen will all be inactive for the Week 15 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots not overreacting to two-game losing streak: 'I think it's overhyped that leaders can give a magic speech or something like that'

New England Patriots captain safety Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater said there is no panic in the team's locker after two straight losses and took his point even further by saying nothing has to be said to the team. "I think it's overhyped that a couple of guys that are leaders that played for a while can give a magic speech or something like that," McCourty said, via the Associated...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

No panic among Patriots after 2 straight losses

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Don't expect any of the New England Patriots' locker room leaders to make a Knute Rockne speech aimed at avoiding a third straight loss when the team visits Houston on Sunday night. ''I think it's overhyped that a couple of guys that are leaders that played for a while can give a magic speech or something like that,'' safety Devin McCourty, one of seven...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Devin McCourty, Josh Kline Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots added three more players to the injury report this week. Safety Devin McCourty (shoulder), guard Josh Kline (shoulder) and special teamer Matthew Slater (stinger) were limited in practice Wednesday. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), safety Patrick Chung (foot) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (foot) were the only players held out of practice...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung (Foot) Added To Patriots Injury Report, Questionable To Play

DENVER — The New England Patriots could be without their starting strong safety Sunday night against the Denver Broncos. Patrick Chung was added to the injury report Sunday with a foot ailment, the team announced. Chung is questionable to play Sunday night. Chung has had a fantastic season, playing near the line of scrimmage, where he can defend the run and cover tight ends and...
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Offensive Injuries Don’t Pressure Defense; Have to Win As A Team

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ offense is dealing with a cornucopia of injuries this Thanksgiving season, but the defense has one thing on its mind: stopping Brock Osweiler. And free safety Devin McCourty said that might be hard for the Patriots come Sunday night, as the Denver Broncos backup quarterback has limited NFL snaps. “It’s tough,” McCourty said Wednesday...
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Defensive Keys: Devin McCourty Could Play Cornerback Vs. Bills

The New England Patriots will go into their Monday night matchup against the Buffalo Bills with just three healthy cornerbacks unless they make a roster move. The Patriots will suit up Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan and Rashaan Melvin if they don’t make a move to sign a cornerback off their practice squad by Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Rookie Justin Coleman was ruled out of the Patriots’...
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Unfinishable Business – New York Giants Blow Third Potential Win this Season

New York Giants tight end Will Tye (45) drags New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) along during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday Nov. 15, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gary Hershorn) The New York Giants looked as though they would triumph over the New England Patriots for the third time in a row, not only to improve to a 6-4 record of this...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Secondary Finding Success Thanks To NFL’s Best Safety Group

Bill Belichick values adores versatility. The New England Patriots head coach can’t get enough of it when it comes to fielding a defense, and perhaps that dates back to his early days in the NFL when players would rarely come off the field. Belichick loves linebackers who can rush the passer and drop deep into coverage, defensive ends who can play special teams and provide pressure...
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McCourty: Redskins may have 'most talented' skill players we've faced

The New England Patriots are heavy favorites against the Washington Redskins this week, but that's not to say the defense won't have some trouble with the likes of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.Patriots safety Devin McCourty showed the Redskins some love on Wednesday, praising the talent they have at the skill positions."I think this is probably one of the most talented groups...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty shrugs off questions about brother: ‘I was in meetings’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The NFL trade deadline came and went without much of a bang Tuesday. But there was one interesting rumor involving the New England Patriots that gained steam during the day. The Patriots, who are short on cornerback depth, were reportedly interested in acquiring Jason McCourty from the Tennessee Titans. But no deal was reached before the deadline. Jason McCourty’s brother...
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

McCourty: Pats 'not good enough' to talk about going 16-0

Watch out, 1972 Miami Dolphins. The 2015 New England Patriots are 7-0, and they have a chance to become the first NFL team to go 19-0. It’s a topic that is gaining traction among Patriots fans and on sports talk radio. However, one place it isn’t being debated is in New England’s locker room. “I really don’t (think about 16-0),” McCourty said Wednesday. “I don’t...
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Quiet At Trade Deadline, As They Should Be

The NFL's trade deadline has come and gone, and the New England Patriots stood pat on perceived areas of need, and the most physically diverse roster in the National Football League remains intact.Sure, the Patriots could have used some depth at corner and at offensive tackle, but depth is all they were in the market for, and with the prices on the open market dictating to the desperate...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty, Dont’a Hightower Play For ‘Brotherhood’ Of Patriots Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have 27 defensive players on their roster, but to them, they’re more like one big unit. Dont’a Hightower brought up that idea Tuesday when speaking about the rib injury that caused him to miss Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts. The linebacker was right back on the field Sunday and said he was glad he made such a quick turnaround so...
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Patrick Chung Steps Up With Cornerback Corps Depleted

The New England Patriots could use another dependable cornerback, but they proved Sunday they don’t necessarily need one. Safeties Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty are solid in man coverage, so the Patriots deployed them in hybrid-cornerback roles in their 34-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Chung, McCourty, Duron Harmon, Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan are the Patriots’ best...
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Pats get ‘friendly reminder’ to not get overconfident

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts rivalry has been pretty one-sided of late, to say the least. Since 2010, the Patriots are 6-0 against the Colts, including last season’s 45-7 thumping in the AFC Championship Game. So how do the Patriots stop themselves from getting too overconfident against one of their biggest rivals? They try to treat it like...
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Cowboys Film Review: Devin McCourty Excels In Versatile Role

New England Patriots fans found out their tight end was mortal Sunday, when Rob Gronkowski only caught four passes for 67 yards. That the Patriots still were able to throttle the Dallas Cowboys 30-6 shows the depth and overall talent of New England’s offense, however. The Patriots proved they could win, and win big, without a god-like performance from their All-Pro tight end...
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Edelman: Kanye’s new sweat shirt line inspired by Belichick

Kanye West claims to be a genius and a god, so it only makes sense he’d draw inspiration from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. At least that what Julian Edelman thinks. The New England Patriots wide receiver joked about Belichick’s fashion sense (or lack thereof) in a recent interview with Vogue magazine, agreeing when it was suggested that the 63-year-old was the...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick relays compliments to Patriots players through the media

FOXBORO, Mass. — If New England Patriots players wants to hear a compliment from their head coach, they’ll have to search their name on Google. Bill Belichick doesn’t directly hand out praise to his players, though he’s quick to give acclaim when asked by the media. Belichick raved about Rob Gronkowski in his press conference Wednesday, but the big tight end isn’t hearing...
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Duron Harmon Impresses Bill Belichick With Range At Free Safety

FOXBORO, Mass. — Duron Harmon took a page out of Devin McCourty’s book when he halted any chance of a Pittsburgh Steelers comeback last Thursday night. Harmon delivered the dagger with a clutch fourth quarter interception in the New England Patriots’ 28-21 Week 1 win. Bill Belichick praised Harmon for his range on the play in the Patriots head coach’s weekly “Belichick...
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Brown: Patriots are the 'bad boys of the NFL'

Before settling into their current pattern of ineptitude, the Oakland Raiders were one of the most feared franchises in the NFL, tearing through their opponents and making few friends in the process. They were, in the mind of one columnist, the equivalent of the modern-day New England Patriots. Jarrett Bell penned a column Tuesday for USA Today comparing “the Al Davis-inspired...
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty didn't see Tom Brady's statement, hasn't 'checked Facebook'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Devin McCourty doesn’t roll out of bed and immediately check his social media accounts. Otherwise, he would have seen Tom Brady’s lengthy statement, posted Friday night. “I haven’t checked my Facebook yet,” McCourty said with a smile when asked what he thought of Brady’s words. It was the first time Brady has addressed U.S. District Court Judge...
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots hater dubs Judge Berman 'Satan Reincarnate'

The nullification of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension turned Thursday into somewhat of a holiday for New England Patriots fans. But U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s ruling wasn’t universally celebrated. Shortly after the announcement of Judge Berman’s decision, one salty fan took to Wikipedia to say a few not-so-nice things about the man who presided over the...
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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