Everyone’s still talking about the huge New England Patriots’ preseason win over the Washington Redskins. But, we couldn’t just ignore Jason McCourty’s absence. Maybe head coach Bill Belichick will say something about this.
Head coach Bill Belichick is amazed with McCourty’s game with the team, but he didn’t really say much about the fact that the eight-year veteran didn’t play in the preseason opener.
“He’s been very professional. He’s great. Hard-working kid. Smart. Has experience, picks things up well. He’s been good,” Belichick said.
Belichick didn’t say anything about a possible injury or any other reason for McCourty’s absence.
“The guys who played, played. The guys who didn’t play didn’t play. We’ll play other guys this week and see how it goes. You all know I’m not talking about injuries. You can’t look at everybody every week. There’s too many guys. Some guys will play one week, some guys will play more another week,” Belichick said.
We all noticed that McCourty’s workload was limited during minicamp. There’s no injury, no anything…
“I practice every day, so I don’t know what other answers that have been out there. But I’ve been out every single day practicing. … I haven’t been limited in any practice. … I just didn’t play. Looking forward to this week,” McCourty said in an interview.
McCourty has been part of the NFL family for eight seasons. He played seven seasons for Tennessee and one for Cleveland. We’ll see how will he handle the game pressure wearing a Patriots uniform.
New England is ready for the big season, and their training camp sure said enough for the team’s strength. Could they win the Super Bowl? Maybe. Tom Brady is in a good shape, and so are the rest of the players. Bill Belichick is doing what he knows best, and that’s pretty much enough for a big win.