This time, the Patriots official Instagram account shared a cute video of Patriots players’ kids, and it’s probably the most emotional thing you will see on the Internet today.
New England has won six Super Bowls in the Brady-Belichick era, meaning there are some super dads on the roster. Being a dad means being a super hero, and parenthood changed these guys a lot.
In 2017, seven babies were born to six Patriots families. Six then-Patriots players talked about parenthood and all the joys and frustration it brings, including offensive tackle Nate Solder (daughter Charlie), running back Brandon Bolden (daughter, Axelle), safety Devin McCourty (daughter Londyn), fullback James Develin (son Will), wide receiver Chris Hogan (twin son and daughter Chase and Parker), and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (daughter Gisele).
man-to-man coverage with twins,” Hogan said at
the time. “When I go home, especially during this time, back-and-forth between OTAs
and minicamp, I like to give my wife, Ashley, a break at night. I will take
them during the night and feed them and change them and do all that. Other than
that, we really do most of it together because it requires two sets of hands.”
“The hardest part is
just not knowing what she needs at different points,” McCourty explained. “We had a little
stretch where she wasn’t gaining weight so we had to go see some specialists
and that was nerve-wracking, sitting there and her going through different
tests and not knowing, but trying to help. She ended up just having reflux, but
there would be times when she was just crying and you can’t help out. You just
can’t communicate with her in any way, and to me that was the hardest part—just
trial and error until you figure it out and can calm her down.”
Gilmore said, “Now
that we have two kids, we play man-to-man now, but before we could switch off
and get a little break. Now we gotta pretty much have one every moment. The
only time we get time to ourselves is when they are asleep at night.”