The New England Patriots boasted one of the best secondaries in the NFL last season — posting a league-high 25 interceptions.
Bill Belichick kept core pieces of that unit with Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson and Jonathan Jones. He also lost out on a couple players with the departures of Duron Harmon and Nate Ebner. To replace them, the team brought Adrian Phillips and Cody Davis in during free agency — also, drafting safety Kyle Dugger in the second round to bring youth along.
Devin McCourty, 32, spoke with Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald and discussed the incoming players. The secondary is the deepest group on New England’s roster and it’s filled with talented veterans, along with promising youth. McCourty elaborated further on that group of veterans.
People don’t believe you’re going to do it year in and year out. But for a lot of the older guys, we’ve gotten to see firsthand what it looks like for a guy like Tom. Each year, it’s like he’s not going to do it again. And we got to watch him do it.