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...
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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...
13 days ago  |  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...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players to watch in Steelers-Patriots

The long offseason is finally over. The 2015 NFL season opens Thursday night with the New England Patriots beginning their title defense against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The season kicks off with a marquee quarterback matchup in prime time. Tom Brady has a shiny new Super Bowl ring, and Ben Roethlisberger is at the helm of what is expected to be one of the...
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September 10, 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

Patriots Practice Observations: Devin McCourty Back Working With Safeties

FOXBORO, Mass. — Perhaps moving Devin McCourty back to cornerback was a one-week experiment for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. McCourty spent individual drills with the safeties during the beginning of Patriots practice Tuesday after much was made of the Rutgers product starting at right cornerback in the team’s preseason win over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots FS Devin McCourty on moving to CB: 'I've just got to play'

Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots is one of the top free safeties in the NFL. He signed a lucrative long-term deal this offseason to remain in New England, but as of right now, it wasn't to play safety -- it was to play corner. Of course, McCourty is still a safety on the roster, but a handful of injuries and lack of top talent at corner have led Bill Belichick and the...
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August 25, 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

Devin McCourty on moving to CB: ‘I hope it’s not permanent’

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsNew England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who was a Pro Bowl cornerback his rookie season, hopes he isn’t moving back to the corner position full-time in 2015. “I hope it’s not permanent,” McCourty said after the Patriots 26-24 win over New Orleans in their second preseason game. “As a player, that’s out of your control.” McCourty gave...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Hopes Move To Cornerback Isn’t Permanent For Patriots

Devin McCourty and New England Patriots fans might be having similar thoughts Saturday night. The Patriots started McCourty, an All-Pro free safety, at right cornerback Saturday night as they continue to try to sort out their starting secondary. The experiment brought back bad memories of McCourty getting torched at cornerback in 2011 before he made the full-time, successful switch...
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Devin McCourty Adds Versatility To Patriots’ Secondary

Consider Devin McCourty’s new five-year, $47.5 million contract a promotion. With the boost in pay grade comes added responsibility and versatility for the Rutgers product. McCourty said in early June he’d prefer to stay at free safety this season, but recently he’s been shuffled around the secondary. McCourty recently has shared the field during team drills with safeties...
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty On Short List Of ‘Special’ Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — There aren’t many players in the NFL like New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and safety Devin McCourty. Both Mayo and McCourty became captains for the Patriots in just their second seasons in the NFL — 2009 and 2011, respectively. Head coach Bill Belichick praised Mayo and McCourty for the amount of respect they garnered in just their sophomore seasons...
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Bill Belichick ‘handles’ fights in practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — It took 12 days for the first major scrap to break out at New England Patriots training camp. Rookie defensive tackle Malcom Brown and guard Ryan Groy got into it at the end of practice, and both players were forced to leave the field after punches were thrown. It’s a good reminder that fights will get players booted from the field as the Patriots head to West...
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Rookie Jordan Richards’ Intelligence Impressing Devin McCourty

FOXBORO, Mass. — The nickname “Coach” might eventually follow Jordan Richards to the New England Patriots. The rookie defensive back from Stanford already is impressing his new teammates, including fellow safety and captain Devin McCourty. “I think the thing that sticks out the most about him is I think he’s a very smart guy,” McCourty said. “I think he’s a guy that’s...
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots' Devin McCourty plays 'finish the sentence' Devin McCourty stopped by the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., Thursday. And while there, the New England Patriots free safety sat down with ESPN Boston's ... Who will be the Patriots next magazine cover star? Lifestyle is your destination for Patriots living. Want to share something about your Patriots lifestyle? Follow Lifestyle...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty on Patriots secondary: ‘It’s a little different’

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty went on ESPN’s First Take and NFL Insiders on Thursday and was asked about the team’s new-look secondary. “It is a little different, but in New England we’re so used to change,” McCourty told Trey Wingo of NFL Insiders, via “There’s a lot of turnover, and when you win a Super Bowl, you know guys are gonna go other...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots McCourty Says Antonio Brown Is The Best Receiver In The League

The McCourty twins have spent the week at ESPN as guest analysts for the network and during that time, Devin McCourty, who plays safety for the New England Patriots, was asked who he thinks is the best wide receiver currently in the league. While McCourty admits it’s a touch choice, he ultimately chose Pittsburgh Steelers […] Patriots McCourty Says Antonio Brown Is The Best...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Safety Devin McCourty says Antonio Brown is the best receiver in NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers' pass catcher Antonio Brown is finally getting noticed after putting up great numbers for several seasons and when Patriots’ safety Devin McCourty was asked who he thought was the best wide receiver in the NFL and he gave that honor to the black and gold's wideout. “I think this is one of the hardest positions to even evaluate. Because first of all, you...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots' safety Devin McCourty says Antonio Brown is the best receiver in NFL

Patriots’ safety Devin McCourty was asked who he thought was the best wide receiver in the NFL and he gave that honor to the Pittsburgh Steelers' pass catcher Antonio Brown. “I think this is one of the hardest positions to even evaluate. Because first of all, you look at the receiver position and the first thing you want to do is put these freak athletes like Calvin Johnson...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be the New England Patriots Rookie of the Year in 2015

For a team to have a continued streak of success, you NEED to draft well. Over the last five seasons, the New England Patriots have drafted very well. Some of those draft picks include Rob Gronkowski, Devin McCourty, Bryan Stork, Jamie Collins, Dont’a Hightower, Chandler Jones and Nate Solder. The Patriots will be relying heavily on a couple of their 2015 draft picks to keep...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Musket Reloaded - Part 8: McCourty, Harmon Key Patriots' Big Nickle Secondary

McCourty (L) and Harmon celebrate Harmon's game-ending interception against Baltimore last seasonBill Belichick has established an annual tradition of "reaching" early for a later round prospect in the NFL Draft - and three out of the last four "reaches" have been for safeties.Indeed, starting with Illinois defensive back Tavon Wilson in 2012, Rutgers' safety Duron Harmon in 2013...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Patriots ‘Had Fun Together One Last Time Before Moving On’

Now it’s officially on to 2015. The New England Patriots received their Super Bowl XLIX championship rings at Robert Kraft’s house Sunday night, and now the team can concentrate on the 2015 season during their upcoming five-week break. “Great atmosphere leading up to getting the ring and everyone not knowing what it looked like, and finally opening it,” Patriots safety...
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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