Devin McCourty post retirement press conference Q&A

March 22, 2023

Following his emotional retirement ceremony, Devin McCourty stood on stage and fielded a few questions from reporters for about 10-15 minutes on Tuesday. Q: How did the reality of what you turned out to be and your career turned out to be differ from what the fantasies were? A: Yeah, um…I was very fortunate having a twin brother, our dreams were always together. First, it was to be in the…


McCourty makes retirement official with ceremony at Gillette Stadium

March 21, 2023

Another chapter to the story that is the 20-year Patriots dynasty was closed on Tuesday afternoon. With about 30 current players and coaches on hand inside The Hall at Patriots Place, Devin McCourty was joined by his family as he made his retirement official in a beautiful ceremony that lasted about an hour and included some stories from Bill Belichick, a few remarks from Mr. Kraft and two different video…


McCourty retirement leaves a void in leadership. Here are five players who can fill the void

March 11, 2023

Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images Devin McCourty announced his retirement on Friday after 13 seasons with the Patriots. McCourty won three Super Bowls and was a two-time Pro Bowler. McCourty’s loss on the field will be felt. During his career he intercepted 35 passes and was one of the best free safeties in the game. Perhaps McCourty’s greatest contribution in recent years however was his leadership as he became one…


Patriots: Despite roller coaster season, Pats know rare opportunity is still there for the taking

December 29, 2022

Image courtesy of The fact that the Patriots are in control of their own destiny with two weeks left in the season after all the ugliness this year is legitimately mind boggling. Sitting at 7-8, if New England can beat Miami in the home finale this weekend and then go on the road and beat a Buffalo team that may be able to sit players the final week, the…


Patriots: With 200th Game Approaching, It’s Time to Appreciate Devin McCourty’s Greatness

November 30, 2022

Thursday will mark Devin McCourty’s 200th game in the NFL, all of which have been played for the New England Patriots. McCourty has been a constant presence in an organization that has reached five Super Bowls and won three championships since his arrival in 2010. He has been an elite free safety during much of his career and is still playing well at age 35. Beyond that, he has been…


Patriots: Offense shows up, but defense, special teams & mental miscues hurt Pats in Thanksgiving loss

November 25, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in a decade, the Patriots showed some surprising offensive firepower on Thursday night. Unfortunately, the two units that have carried the offense so far this season had arguably the worst game of the year in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings. This was a brutal loss for New England, there’s no need to sugarcoat it. Now at 6-5 and…


Patriots: In a tale of two halves, Pats grind out a win over the Jets; Belichick passes Halas for second all time in wins

October 30, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If the Patriots are able to make the playoffs this season, the second half of the game against the Jets on Sunday may be one of those “turning points” we all look back at. After an ugly 30 minutes, New England seemingly flipped a switch – even though the offense still struggled – as the defense made Zach Wilson see ghosts the night before Halloween and…


Patriots: 2022 captians announced, what stands out?

September 7, 2022

Images courtesy of At the end of his media availability on Wednesday, Bill Belichick announced which players had been selected as captains for the 2022 season. Matt Slater (special teams), Devin McCourty, Deatrich Wise Jr., Ja’Whaun Bentley (defense), David Andrews and Mac Jones (offense) were all chosen to lead the team this season. A few of these were no brainers, but a few others guys are interesting selections. Slater,…


Patriots: Heading into first preseason game, defense has plenty of confidence & might just be better than we thought

August 10, 2022

Yes, the offense has looked poor for the majority of training camp, but that’s because we may have severely underestimated this defense heading into training camp. After two weeks, it’s clear the offensive line still needs time to get communication down – David Andrews and Mac Jones said as much earlier this week – but part of the reason it’s looked so bad at times is because the defense is…


Patriots: Previewing the Defensive Backs

July 25, 2022

Depth Chart: (CB): Malcolm Butler, Terrance Mitchell, Joejuan Williams, Jalen Mills, Jonathan Jones, Myles Bryant, Marcus Jones, Jack Jones, Justin Bethel (S): Devin McCourty, Kyle Dugger, Adrian Phillips, Joshuah Bledsoe, Jabril Peppers, Cody Davis, Player to Watch:Jack Jones Breakdown: The Patriots secondary underwent a remodeling of sorts this off-season. After losing J.C Jackson in free agency, the Patriots signed old friend Malcolm Butler and veteran Terrance Mitchell as replacements. Butler…