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...
2 days ago  |  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...
6 days ago  |  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’...
8 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Devin McCourty isn't writing off the Redskins' dynamic offense. Geoff Burke USA TODAY SportsThe 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...
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26 days ago  |  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...
27 days ago  |  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...
27 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Advanced Stats: Dont’a Hightower, Duron Harmon Shine In Pass Defense

Fine, I’ll say it: Dont’a Hightower has been the New England Patriots’ best defender this season. No one on the Patriots’ defense makes a bigger impact on a play-to-play basis than Hightower — even fellow linebacker Jamie Collins or safety Devin McCourty. Hightower might be the best run-stuffing and pass-rushing linebacker in the NFL, and there’s no doubt he’s the...
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Defense Will No Longer Be Overlooked After Dominating Dolphins

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ defense had its coming-out party in front of a nationally televised audience Thursday night. The Miami Dolphins looked more like flatfish after the Patriots’ defense steamrolled them in the 36-7 win. And for the first time this season, the Patriots’ defense deserves just as much credit as its offense for a win. The Patriots allowed...
October 30, 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

Bill Belichick Praises Patriots Safety Patrick Chung For Coverage Ability

FOXBORO, Mass. — Safety Patrick Chung has proven many critics wrong in his second tenure with the New England Patriots. Chung originally was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft and was forced to play out of position as a deep free safety. He also struggled through injuries and left the Patriots to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent...
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots manage without trade for veteran CB, but it’s risky

Darrelle Revis is not walking through that door, New England Patriots fans. Well, technically he is, but it will be as a member of the New York Jets on Sunday, not to help the Patriots’ patchwork secondary. The Patriots faced the best passing attack they’ll see all season Sunday, and they employed just two cornerbacks for over three-quarters of their defensive snaps. The...
October 21, 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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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

McCourty not a fan of move to cornerback

New England Patriots DB Devin McCourty is letting the team know in so many words to the media that he'd like to stay a safety - permanently. After preseason action against New Orleans on Saturday night, McCourty acknowledged to reporters that he wasn't thrilled with the move. "I hope it's not permanent," McCourty said, per CSN New England. "As a player, that's out of your control...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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