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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3 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Defensive Backs to Practice With Darrelle Revis

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots after just one season to return to play with his former team. According to ESPN, Patriots defensive backs Logan Ryan, Devin McCourty and Tavon Wilson will be re-joining Revis to practice in July. Both Revis and Ryan share the same agent, which helps us understand why they would practice at the same facility. It...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Jerod Mayo needs to stay healthy for the New England Patriots The New England Patriots are going to be without some big names on their defense as Darrelle Revis is in New York and Vince Wilfork is in Houston. There are ... Report: Use of drones to film practice in Foxboro and elsewhere draws attention of FAA ... into the use of drones by three NFL teams – ” including the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Position Roster Review: Safety

Without a doubt, the position with the least amount of talent on the Patriots roster currently is cornerback.With such a lack of talent many are expecting the Patriots secondary to be one of the league's worst units.However, the Patriots still have solid depth with their safeties, which should help balance out the secondary. Here is a breakdown of each of the safeties on the Patriots...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ defensive backs plan to workout with Darrelle Revis

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty said despite the defection of cornerback Darrelle Revis to the rival Jets, the team's defensive backs will for the second season in a row, workout with their former teammate. Revis bolted for the money this offseason returning to the team that originally drafted him and getting Patriots fans riled up...
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7 days ago  |  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...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: 'I want to play safety, but it's out of my control'

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, fresh off of signing a new 5-year $47.5 million deal in the offseason, is making it abundantly clear he doesn't want to go back to cornerback in the wake of key secondary departures. Gone from the ranks are of course Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, but also the loss Kyle Arrington puts the Patriots very thin at CB -  Logan Ryan...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Devin McCourty shouldn’t make the move back to cornerback

After hearing some speculation that Devin McCourty may be moving back to his former position (cornerback), the media questioned him about it, and he made it clear what his thoughts were on the move: “Its up to the coaches. I want to play safety but it is out of my control.” The rumor of McCourty moving back to safety does make sense, on a basic level. The Patriots are obviously...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

S Devin McCourty doesn't want to go back to cornerback: 'Move could weaken both positions'

New England Patriots' safety Devin McCourty in his rookie season in 2010 was a Pro-Bowl cornerback for the team and he's now hearing the 'chatter' about a possible move back the position. However, McCourty was quite clear where he wants to play in 2015. "[I'm] not really excited about that chatter. Hopefully that's not what happens," McCourty said, via CSN New England. "We...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Wants To Play Safety, Likes Competition In Patriots Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty played at a high level as a safety for one of the NFL’s best secondaries last season. McCourty came into the NFL as a cornerback and played a lot of snaps at this position during his first three pro seasons. Since winning Super Bowl XLIX in February, the Patriots have lost veteran corners Darrelle Revis...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Patriots need to keep Devin McCourty at safety

The chatter has been ongoing throughout OTAs as to whether or not safety Devin McCourty should make the transition back to cornerback. The New England Patriots have had a complete makeover at the cornerback position, and its gotten uglier. Every casual NFL fan knows the Patriots have cut ties with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. What casual NFL fans might not know is...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Devin McCourty move back to cornerback?

The New England Patriots have seen a lot of change this offseason in the secondary, specifically at the cornerback position. Gone are Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard. That leaves the cornberack position relatively inexperienced heading into 2015 as Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan and free agent additions Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain are currently...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots says S Devin McCourty could move to CB: 'You can’t hide bad corners'

NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots believes that if the New England Patriots can't find what they are looking for out of their current crop of cornerbacks, safety Devin McCourty could drop down and instantly become the team's top cover man. “I think they’d prefer to leave him at safety, as opposed to creating another question mark somewhere else,” Wilcots said, via the...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the New England Patriots draft was a success

The Patriots have been known to be one of the better teams in the league when it comes to the draft; it seems as if Bill Belichick is always able to find late-round talent that is able to produce immediately. They also have done pretty well with their early picks as of late. From 2010-2012, they drafted Devin McCourty, Nate Solder, Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower in the first...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Patriots Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Safety Roster Reset: Jordan Richards Has Underrated Athleticism

Remember when the New England Patriots added a bunch of young, exciting, new players two weeks ago? Probably not, since deflated footballs are all anyone seems to want to talk about lately. In an attempt to return to talking about football and not footballs — if only briefly — let’s take a look at how the Patriots stack up at safety after the 2015 NFL Draft. The Patriots...
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Pats using offseason workouts to trash talk

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — The New England Patriots aren’t allowed to practice yet, so they’re using the next four weeks to get their bodies, and trash talk, in game shape. Patriots captain Devin McCourty will have new starting cornerbacks around him in 2015, but at this point, he’s not too eager to get back on the practice field to see how the new-look secondary jells. “Uh...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty on Patriots secondary: ‘I’d be lying if I told you we were gonna be great’

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots will be without Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, their top two corners from their fourth Super Bowl-winning season, in 2015.  Defensive back Devin McCourty doesn’t know what to expect from the secondary this season. “I’d be lying if I came out here and told you we were gonna be great,” he said. “Same thing last...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Unsure How Patriots’ Secondary Will Shake Out In 2015

FOXBORO, Mass. — Devin McCourty could be under a lot of pressure in 2015 after signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract over the offseason. The free safety is the only Pro Bowl-caliber player left on the New England Patriots’ secondary after the team allowed Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to walk in free agency after just one year. McCourty will have new starting cornerbacks...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots react to 'tragic, sad' news of Hernandez conviction

Aaron Hernandez’s name hasn’t been mentioned very frequently in Gillette Stadium over the past 22 months. New England Patriots players have been focused on football, not their former teammate who has been sitting in jail. Patriots safety Devin McCourty and special-teams ace Matthew Slater were asked Tuesday about Hernandez, who was found guilty of first-degree murder last...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Belichick Draft Classes, 4: 2010

In 2010 the New England Patriots were trying to bounce back from arguably the worst season in the Tom Brady, Bill Belichick era. The team had a depleted secondary and zero versatility on offense. Both issues were addressed and their picks paid off immediately. Here are some of the players that have flourished the most since 2010.Devin McCourty: The corner back position was a gapping...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Draft History – 2010

The sixth installment of our ten part series examining the last ten New York Jets drafts, with a look at 2010 — a year of flops. 1st Round, 29th overall pick — Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. In the lead up to this draft, there was a lot of talk about the Jets drafting CB Devin McCourty. When the Patriots snagged him two spots ahead of Gang Green, it was time to go to plan B...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New England Patriots Still Have a Top Flight Defense?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’ current...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans sign S Rahim Moore

Given that it was a weak safety market, especially after Devin McCourty re-signed with the Patriots, I thought Rahim Moore had a good chance to be overpaid. There was an argument to be made that he was the best safety that hit the open market this off-season. Given that, the Texans deserve credit for landing him on a 3-year, 12 million dollar deal with nothing guaranteed past 2015...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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