Found Us a Leprechaun: Patriots 29, Jets 26 OT

After the Patriots shook off the stink of their first two losses with a 45-point 2nd half in Buffalo, I titled the game recap: "You make your own luck".   Today, the Patriots came within a hair of a loss to the New York Jets a home, and required a kick-off return for a touchdown, a safety, a dropped pass from a wide receiver with no one around him for at least seven yards...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Progress: Patriots 37, Bills 31

There are going to be plenty of Patriots fans complaining about the defense tomorrow morning.  Once again, the Patriots allowed themselves to be carved up by a sub-par quarterback and came inches away from blowing yet another double-digit 4th quarter lead.  If you watched this team closely this season, you saw all the tell-tale signs of yet another disaster in the making.   For...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots players shocked, saddened by Logan Mankins trade

The New England Patriots locker room was shocked and surprised Tuesday to learn Pro Bowl guard and co-captain Logan Mankins was dealt to Tampa Bay in exchange for second-year tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick. “We came in here and were shocked,” cornerback and fellow co-captain Devin McCourty said. “We’re friends, we’re like a family in here. I don’t...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Malcolm Butler Impresses Darrelle Revis, Playing With Starters

FOXBORO, Mass. — All of the normal defensive starters were out on the field to begin Weeks 2 and 3 of the New England Patriots preseason matchups: Vince Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Devin McCourty, Malcolm Butler, Darrelle Revis. Hold up — Malcolm Butler? Yes. The undrafted rookie cornerback out of tiny West Alabama University has started all three of the Patriots’ preseason games...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick Knows When To Name Patriots Starting Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have seen a lot of moving parts in their starting secondary throughout training camp and the first two preseason games of 2014. All-Pros Darrell Revis and Devin McCourty are locked into their starting roles at cornerback and safety, respectively, but it’s still unknown who else will fill out the Patriots’ first-team defensive backfield...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork eats chicken like a boss

NBC SportsIn a recent Q&A session with Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian, Patriots safety Devin McCourty had the chance to answer a myriad of questions about his personal life, having an identical twin and of course football.But his response to the question of "who is the biggest pig in the locker room" gives us an interesting story about Vince Wilfork's...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Prepare For Preseason Home Opener Against Eagles (Video)

The New England Patriots are preparing for their preseason home opener Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium by hosting joint practices with the NFC East club this week. Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty knows that his defense will face plenty of tough assignments against an Eagles offense with plenty of stars at the skilled positions, including running...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Patriot safety Steve Gregory retires at 31

Today former San Diego Charger and New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory announced his retirement. Gregory had a short stint with the Patriots and played tremendous for them but now is hanging up his cleats at the age of 31. Below is the full text of Gregory’s statement, via his agent David Canter. It is […] The post Former Patriot safety Steve Gregory retires at 31 appeared...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, Devin McCourty aren’t close to getting an extension done

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  the Patriots and safety Devin McCourty aren’t close to getting a contract extension done. Devin McCourty‘s move to safety still looks seamless, and it has solved what was a lingering issue for the Patriots. No doubt, they’ll want him around a long time, as he enters the final year of his deal. The sides exchanged some initial proposals...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Still No Progress Between Patriots & S Devin McCourty Regarding An Extension

  According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, there still is a chance that the Patriots and S Devin McCourty could discuss a long-term extension before the start of the regular season. However, La Canfora reports that, “there hasn’t been any movement” in contract talks since the two parties exchanged some initial proposals this offseason. La Canfora mentions that New England...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Needs to be Leader for Patriots Secondary in 2014

Devin McCourty has had a fair share of ups and downs in his first four NFL seasons with the New England Patriots. As he prepares for the upcoming 2014 season, his fifth year in the NFL, he knows expectations are raised even higher. McCourty’s transition from cornerback to safety late during the 2011 season was not easy, but it was necessary for the Patriots secondary to improve...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Revis, McCourty talk pressure of following in footsteps of Law, Harrison

It was a special day in Foxboro yesterday, as a number of notable former Patriots convened at Gillette for Ty Law's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame. With legends like Law, Rodney Harrison, Troy Brown, Lawyer Milloy and Tedy Bruschi in attendence, it was impossible to not think of the team's glorious run from 2001-2004, when they won three Super Bowls in a four year...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Patriots’ ‘Little Scuffles’ In Training Camp Nothing New

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have had their fair share of scuffles in the first week of training camp, but that’s nothing new for an NFL team grinding through the summer. All-Pro safety Devin McCourty stressed that “the new physical Patriots defense” might just be a manufactured storyline. “You got a bunch of new guys out there, everyone wants to write a...
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: ‘I’m in the best shape of my career’

New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis is nearly two years removed from ACL surgery and said last week that he’s in the best shape of his career. “I’m just so excited,” Revis said. “I’ve been in the best shape in my career, and I’m just happy to be out here and play ball.” Revis played in all 16 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, but he wasn’t...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung: Patriots’ ‘Smart, Funny’ Secondary ‘A Really Good Group’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Patrick Chung is happy to be back “home” with the New England Patriots, even if he doesn’t regain his starting job on the team’s super secondary. Chung is part of a small group, which also includes second-year pro Duron Harmon and 2012 second-round pick Tavon Wilson, competing for the starting strong safety role. Devin McCourty is entrenched as the starter...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New England Patriots have to find a partner for Devin McCourty

While the New England Patriots reloaded in the defensive backfield this offseason by signing free agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the team is still thin at safety with little proven depth behind All-Pro free safety Devin McCourty. Earlier in the offseason the Patriots released Steve Gregory, their starting strong safety of the past two seasons. In his place...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Preview: Safety

The New England Patriots finally found an answer at safety in 2013 in Devin McCourty, after years of...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss says Devin McCourty extension matter of 'when,' not 'if'

Credit: Associated PressESPNBoston's Mike Reiss, in his "Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL & Pats" column, said that he felt a contract extension for Patriots safety Devin McCourty was a matter of "when" and not "if."Reiss says on the possibility of a McCourty extension:"Media reports last month that the Patriots had reached out to defensive...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty recruiting Kevin Durant to Boston

This is a cross-post with, orginally written by Bill Stiles.Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty ImagesLast night was the ESPY Awards, the night each year that ESPN takes off from 8 hours of LeBron James coverage to give awards to the most under appreciated individuals: millionaire athletes. Honestly, each year there are some great moments to come out of the event (such...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty ‘Snubbed’ by NFL Top 100

Devin McCourty was snubbed by not placing in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players list. After ranking as’s top rated safety in the NFL, McCourty was overlooked by the NFL. Only one defensive player remained in the final ten, and that honor belonged to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. McCourty, who was a first round draft choice of the New England...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyond the Numbers: The Rise of Patriots Safety Devin McCourty | - 2014 NFL Draft

Beyond the Numbers: The Rise of Patriots Safety Devin McCourty | - 2014 NFL...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Greg Schiano Tougher Than Bill Belichick

Devin McCourty says that Greg Schiano is a tougher coach then Bill Belichick (Photo by AP)   While appearing on NESN Live with co-hosts  Elle Duncan and Sarah Davis, Devin McCourty answered the question about who was the tougher coach to play for. McCourty had this to say, “Ooh, Greg Schiano. Toughest coach I’ve ever played for. He’s more of a yeller and a screamer. He...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

McCourty: Edelman is harder to cover than Welker

Patriots safety Devin McCourty was a guest on NESN Live and was asked who’s hard er to cover Julian Edelman or Wes Welker. “Julian Edelman,” McCourty answered. “We don’t ever root for any Broncos around here.” var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post McCourty: Edelman...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Greg Schiano is a tougher coach to play for than Bill Belichick

Patriots safety Devin McCourty was a guest on NESN Live and was asked who was a tougher head coach Greg Schiano or Bill Belichick,  since he played for Schiano at Rutgers. “Ooh, Greg Schiano,” McCourty said. “Toughest coach I’ve ever played for. … He’s more of a yeller and a screamer. He’ll get right in your face. Bill’s more sarcastic. Both can be pretty brutal...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: I'm a better DB than brother Jason

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt's no secret that New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty is only half the defensive prowess in his family. And it's no secret that he and twin brother Jason are laughably vocal about their familial competitiveness.So what's Devin's thoughts about his playing abilities when compared to his brother's? Well, we think you know where we're...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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