Jason McCourty: Playoff reality “right on par” with expectations

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For many Patriots players, Sunday’s win over the Chargers was the latest in a run of playoff wins.

Safety Devin McCourty is one of those players and played in the 20th postseason game of his career. His twin brother Jason doesn’t have the same kind of experience, however.

Jason McCourty never made the playoffs in his first nine NFL seasons and joined the Patriots this season with hopes of changing that. He said that his first postseason experience was “right on par” with his expectations.

“This is what you play for, the opportunity to continue to play this time of the year,” McCourty said after the game. “Personally, team wise, this is a great accomplishment. For me, you just try to take it moment by moment. The opportunity to be out here is a blessing. I’m very, very thankful for the guys in this locker room just to be able to be a part of it.”

McCourty had five tackles and broke up a pass in the 41-28 win that leaves the veteran corner a game away from the first Super Bowl trip of his career.

8 responses to “Jason McCourty: Playoff reality “right on par” with expectations

  1. terripet says:
    January 10, 2019 at 1:58 pm (PFT’s divisional round picks comment)
    Colts 35 Chiefs 27
    Chargers 31 patriots 17
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    Close call! And Pats haven’t been able to beat Chiefs since October…

  2. JK is right especially since they get the benefit of bogus calls by the refs. I have rarely seen, if ever a guy get the possession of the ball going out of bounds without actually getting “possession” first. That was a bad call. Next the obvious Charger touchdown that somehow became an incomplete pass was another JOKE of a call. Yeah, the Patriots are a very good team but somehow they consistently get the benefit of bullcrap calls especially at home. The NFL is ridiculous in how they inconsistently officiate games, typically favoring certain teams over others especially if said team is playing at home. Now with “legalized” gambling it takes on a whole new meaning.

  3. He also got burnt in the End zone in the 4th. So he started with a strong game but then appeared to be Mahomes new favorite player for next week.

  4. qckappa says:
    January 14, 2019 at 9:22 am
    JK is right especially since they get the benefit of bogus calls by the refs. I have rarely seen, if ever a guy get the possession of the ball going out of bounds without actually getting “possession” first. That was a bad call. Next the obvious Charger touchdown that somehow became an incomplete pass was another JOKE of a call. Yeah, the Patriots are a very good team but somehow they consistently get the benefit of bullcrap calls especially at home. The NFL is ridiculous in how they inconsistently officiate games, typically favoring certain teams over others especially if said team is playing at home. Now with “legalized” gambling it takes on a whole new meaning.

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    That was a great call. you only have to cover up a fumble, not possess it like a catch. It’s a live ball. That would be called the same way in any stadium in any game at any time. Great play.

  5. Do we have an official terripet prediction yet? I don’t feel as sure about the Patriots winning until it’s been blessed with the patented reverse-lock.

    KC, beware. Your only hope is that it doesn’t emerge. This thing has its own force field.

  6. qckappa says:
    January 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

    JK is right especially since they get the benefit of bogus calls by the refs. I have rarely seen, if ever a guy get the possession of the ball going out of bounds without actually getting “possession” first.

    Of course it was a proper call – he pulled in the ball clearly before going out of bounds.

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