December 4, 2023


“I do suppose in New England, they blow this factor up on the finish of the season.”

Devin and Jason McCourty have supplied differing opinions about the way forward for the Patriots. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

With the Patriots floundering on the backside of the AFC with a 2-8 report, former New England cornerback Jason McCourty is anticipating a whole teardown in Foxborough this offseason.

The Tremendous Bowl LIII champion and twin brother of ex-Patriots defensive again Devin McCourty mentioned the state of the workforce on NFL Community’s “Good Morning Soccer” on Wednesday — with McCourty predicting that Jerod Mayo will take the reins as New England’s head coach as soon as this season involves an in depth.

“I do suppose in New England, they blow this factor up on the finish of the season,” McCourty stated. “No matter coach they go together with, whether or not Jerod Mayo steps up and he takes over and he decides to blow this factor up, I do suppose at this level, it’s a must to determine. Since you take a look at this roster, and there’s not a ton of expertise.”

Devin McCourty, like his brother, believes that modifications are in retailer for New England this winter. However not like Jason, Devin doesn’t imagine that New England will decide to fireside Belichick, even with this season’s dreadful displaying.

“I feel it’ll be Coach Belichick,” Devin McCourty stated when requested who New England’s coach in 2024 can be on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show”. “I feel that ought to occur. I feel there are different issues that they will do to repair the problems that they’ve had, however I additionally imagine that this workforce must construct over time.”

Jason McCourty, who was readily available with NFL Community to name New England’s disheartening 10-6 loss to the Colts in Frankfurt, Germany, final Sunday, believes that Belichick will find yourself teaching elsewhere in 2024.

“What’s the long run maintain? I feel clearly, he finishes out the season,” Jason McCourty stated of Belichick. “I don’t suppose Robert Kraft goes to maneuver on from Invoice Belichick in the course of the season. However I do suppose that on the finish of this season, I feel Invoice strikes on, and I feel he’s teaching some other place. I don’t see Invoice retiring.

“I bought an opportunity to speak to him clearly within the manufacturing conferences. He loves soccer. He’s telling us outdated [Lawrence Taylor] tales. He’s speaking about this workforce, methods to enhance it. I don’t see him simply saying, ‘You recognize what, it was a superb run. I’m going to complete out this season. Prime-five draft choose, we’re not profitable, and I’m simply going to stroll into the sundown.’ I see him desirous to proceed to teach.”

A big-scale rebuild that Jason McCourty projected seemingly entails New England shifting on from Mac Jones because the workforce’s QB1, particularly if the workforce is ready to land a blue-chip sign caller like USC’s Caleb Williams or UNC’s Drake Maye in the course of the 2024 NFL Draft.

However despite the fact that it’s changing into more and more clear that Jones’ time in Foxborough is likely to be coming to an in depth, Jason McCourty famous that among the third-year QB’s failings are a direct results of the circumstances round him — particularly in relation to a training carousel on offense and a ill-equipped roster severely missing in confirmed playmakers.

“We talked to Mac Jones the day earlier than the [Colts] sport,” McCourty stated. “Mac Jones has had three totally different offensive coordinators in his third 12 months. He’s not throwing to a bunch of first-round expertise on the surface. We in contrast him to Tua Tagovailoa, who was an Alabama quarterback, as effectively. Tua had a number of coordinators in his first three years. He will get Mike McDaniel back-to-back years, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and subsequent factor, you’re speaking about his title within the MVP dialog.

“I’m not saying that may be Mac Jones if he had that scenario. However you do have to know a quarterback with three totally different coordinators, who received 10 video games his rookie 12 months, that’s not a recipe constructed for fulfillment.”