Film breakdown: Takeaways from Sunday

It was a tale of two halves on Sunday in Foxborough. The first half saw the Pats offense struggle to get in-synch, with a deep touchdown to Mike Wallace just before the half making the score only 14-13 New England. However, a fired-up Pats team came out on fire in the third quarter, scoring 24 unanswered points in the third quarter to quickly turn what had been a close game into...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty just might be 2014 NFL Man of the Year

NFL:The prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide is unique among NFL honors because it is the only award that recognizes a current NFL player for outstanding community service activities as well as excellence on the field. Established in 1970, the award was renamed in 1999 after the late Chicago Bears’ running back Walter Payton, who represented...
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Patrick Chung, Patriots Host Karaoke Night For Kids In Need (Photos, Video)

The New England Patriots celebrated their Victory Monday by rocking out for a good cause. Safety Patrick Chung hosted an open mic holiday party at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Mass., to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dimock Center and his charity Chung Changing Lives. Former and current Patriots, and even owner Robert Kraft, came out to sing karaoke and support the cause...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots remain Beasts of the East

Via Logan Ryan's Twitter @RealLoganRyan The Patriots have won the AFC East. Whoop-Dee-Doo.It's an outcome fans have come to expect every season and at this point it would be more shocking if they didn't win the division.No team in the league has been as dominant in their division as the Patriots have been in the AFC East. In the last 20 years, the Patriots have won the East 14...
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Devin McCourty Named Walter Payton Man Of The Year Finalist

Devin McCourty’s hard work on and off the field is being recognized by the New England Patriots. The defensive back has been named the team’s nominee for the annual Walter Payton Man of the Year award, presented by Nationwide, which honors a player’s commitment to volunteer work in their community. Of the 32 nominees, three will be selected as finalists for the award, named...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL News: New England Patriots win AFC East title

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After a slow start, the New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 41-13 to win their sixth straight AFC East title on Sunday. The Patriots became the first team in NFL history with 11 division titles in 12 years. They missed only in 2008, when Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener and Miami went on to win the AFC East. “Everything...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that there is still nothing happening between the Patriots and impending free agent S Devin McCourty regarding a contract extension. Howe mentions that the Patriots are expected to use the franchise tag to gain some “major leverage” in contract talks. Reports dating back to the start of the regular season have said that the two sides...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Podcast: Tom Brady, Devin McCourty Potential Pro Bowl Snubs

The New England Patriots don’t lack star power, but a select few players have garnered individual attention across the NFL despite the team’s success. Pro Bowl fan voting results were released Wednesday, with tight end Rob Gronkowski, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and special-teamer Matthew Slater leading the vote-getting at each of their respective positions. Quarterback Tom...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Safety Power Rankings: Did Devin McCourty of the Patriots make the top ten?

Anybody and their grandmother can make a power rankings list for the NFL’s best quarterbacks. It takes a real man or a sportswriter with nothing better to do to rank the less glamorous positions. In that spirit let’s find out who the top ten safeties are playing in the league right now. To determine the list I went by Pro Football Focus’ pass coverage ratings. Tashuan Gipson...
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Patriots Film Review: Patrick Chung, Devin McCourty Being Used Perfectly

Remember when NFL analysts were saying that the New England Patriots were only built to make the playoffs, not to win a Super Bowl? Well, if the Patriots aren’t built to win a Super Bowl, then perhaps they should call off the big game this year. It appears there isn’t a team worthy. Since ESPN’s Trent Dilfer made that laughable statement in late September, the Patriots have...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Patriots’ Cornerbacks Might Be Playing Best In The NFL

FOXBORO, Mass. — There was some rare self-praise coming from inside the New England Patriots’ locker room Sunday. The Patriots trounced the Detroit Lions 34-9 and held quarterback Matthew Stafford’s completion percentage to 39.2 percent, so it was well-deserved. “I don’t know if there’s a group of corners playing better than our group right now,” McCourty said Sunday...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The New England Patriots Ready to be Tested?

Brandon Browner #39 and Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots react during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) After seven weeks the New England Patriots find themselves in a familiar situation: on top of the AFC East. Despite a shocking week one second-half meltdown in Miami in week one, the...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: 'I'm a Brady fan'

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesPatriots safety Devin McCourty was a recent guest on Comcast Sports Net New England's "Quick Slants," and was asked who he thought was the better quarterback between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. "I'm biased, I'm a Tom Brady fan," McCourty joked. "They're both greats for a reason. I think when you talk about guys breaking records, you hope it's guys like that...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Devin McCourty, Dominique Easley Practice After Injuries On Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — It appears that safety Devin McCourty and defensive tackle Dominique Easley avoided serious injuries in the New England Patriots’ win on Sunday night. McCourty (rib) and Easley (shoulder) were present for the Patriots’ walk-through on Wednesday afternoon. Neither player finished the Patriots’ 43-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Linebacker...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Devin McCourty expected to be OK

Photo via The Boston HeraldJeff Howe of The Boston Herald reports Patriots safety Devin McCourty is expected to be OK after suffering a rib injury last night against the Bengals.McCourty left during the second quarter and did not return. He was, however, spotted on the sideline for the remainder of the contest, possibly suggesting the injury was not severe. The guess here is that...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Report: McCourty and Easley out

Grant Halverson/Getty ImagesThe Patriots announced that Devin McCourty (rib)and Dominque Easley (shoulder) will not return according to Christopher Price (see below). Devin McCourty (rib) & Dominique Easley (shoulder) will not return to the game.— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) October 6, 2014While the extent of the injuries is unknown right now, the Patriots should be able...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Devin McCourty Visits Fans At Boston Children’s Hospital (Video)

Max Beimler should be enjoying his first year of college at Emmanuel, but instead he is confined to the sixth floor at Boston Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with leukemia. Beimler’s friends showed up to visit him Tuesday sporting newly shaved heads, but he had another special visitor, as well: New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty. McCourty spent time with...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Patriots Have ‘Got To Let It Show’ On Game Day (Video)

Devin McCourty says the New England Patriots are working to improve in practice. He’s also aware that means nothing if they play poorly on game day. The Patriots certainly did the latter Monday night, falling 41-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs to drop to 2-2 on the season and set off panic mode in the region of New England. McCourty and the Patriots are aware of the criticism, but...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Patriots Moved On From Loss To Chiefs On Tuesday Morning

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots don’t have time to lick their wounds after losing 41-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. Defensive captain Devin McCourty said the Patriots put that game to rest as soon as the team arrived back at Foxboro early Tuesday morning. They had little other choice. The Patriots typically review game film on Monday, have Tuesday off...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilfork's coverage skills on display in win against Vikings

Mark L. Baer/US PresswireWhen you think of playmakers in the Patriots secondary thoughts of the pro bowler Devin McCourty, the highly touted Revis or second year standout Logan Ryan may come to mind. You normally don't think of a 325 pound defensive lineman.In last week's Patriots game there was a sack by Chandler Jones that was set up by Wilfork dropping back into coverage rather...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Tasked With Stopping Cordarrelle Patterson’s Big Plays

FOXBORO, Mass. — Devin McCourty has a chance to prove he deserved last year’s second-team All-Pro honors when the New England Patriots try to stop Cordarrelle Patterson and the Minnesota Vikings this week. Patterson presents a unique challenge to the Patriots’ secondary, and McCourty will be the last line of defense in hopes to stop any big plays from the 6-foot-2, 220-pound...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A new look on special teams; the good, the bad, and McCourty

Devin McCourty returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the New York Jets in 2012 matchup. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)On Sunday's shocker upset loss to the Dolphins the Pats showed some new looks on special teams. We saw both Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty in to return kicks for the Patriots. Chung had previously never returned kicks in his professional career but had some...
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September 09, 2014  |  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...
August 15, 2014  |  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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August 09, 2014  |  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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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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