Jason McCourty defined why he’s shocked by the 0-2 Patriots

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“Again-to-back weeks, they have been inches away from persevering with to maintain a drive going to have the ability to attempt to win the sport.”

The Patriots are 0-2 for the primary time since 2001. AP Picture/Michael Dwyer

Jason McCourty’s response to the Patriots: By way of two weeks, the Patriots are one among 9 groups to be winless within the NFL.

New England, sitting at 0-2 after dropping 24-17 to the Dolphins on Sunday, have been just lately recognized because the “most stunning” instance of a winless crew, in keeping with former Patriots defensive again Jason McCourty.

Talking throughout a “Good Morning Soccer” section, McCourty supplied some context for his choose.

“It’s not a lot about what you thought they have been going to be earlier than the season otherwise you thought they have been going to the Tremendous Bowl,” he defined. “It was extra about how they’re dropping video games.”

As McCourty famous, the Patriots misplaced two video games that got here all the way down to the ultimate minute.

“Again-to-back weeks, they have been inches away from persevering with to maintain a drive going to have the ability to attempt to win the sport,” he mentioned.

In each video games, McCourty recounted how pivotal fourth down calls — each of which have been initially dominated within the Patriots’ favor, solely to be reversed — ended potential comebacks.

“They have been awarded the primary down, however upon additional evaluate [they] have been quick,” McCourty mentioned of Cole Unusual’s determined lunge after being lateraled the ball on Sunday. “Right here was Week 1 towards the Philadelphia Eagles. They [were] awarded the primary down. You’re rolling, first and 10. We take one other look, you’re quick.”

The reference to Kayshon Boutte’s tried first down catch (which was dominated to be out of bounds) was one other indicator of McCourty’s level: Invoice Belichick’s crew is a stunning 0-2 just because they have been near not solely being 1-1 however presumably even 2-0 had issues gone even barely otherwise.

“Now they sit at 0-2 with two video games that if these performs are performed they usually choose up the primary down, who is aware of the place they stand.”

The Patriots proceed in Week 3 with a street matchup towards the Jets on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Trivia: Jason McCourty was as soon as an unlucky member of a crew that went winless in an NFL season. The 2017 Browns completed the 12 months 0-16. Who was Cleveland’s quarterback for a majority of the 12 months?

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: He was a second-round pick of Notre Dame.

Scores and schedule:

The Pink Sox defeated the Rangers 4-2 on Monday, ending a four-game dropping streak.

Boston will play Texas once more this night at 8:05 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Connecticut Solar will face the Minnesota Lynx in Sport 3 of the opening spherical best-of-five playoff sequence at 8 p.m. The 2 groups are at present tied at 1-1.

Extra from Boston.com:

Right here’s who the Boston PWHL crew chosen within the enlargement draft: The native crew, which can start enjoying in January together with 5 different PWHL franchises, picked Northeastern’s Alina Müller third total.

The complete choose checklist:

  • Spherical 1, Decide 3: Alina Müller, Ahead
  • Spherical 2, Decide 10: Sophie Jaques, Defender
  • Spherical 3, Decide 15: Jamie Lee Rattray, Ahead
  • Spherical 4, Decide 22: Loren Gabel, Ahead
  • Spherical 5, Decide 27: Hannah Brandt, Defender
  • Spherical 6, Decide 34: Jessica DiGirolamo, Defender
  • Spherical 7, Decide 39: Theresa Schafzahl, Ahead
  • Spherical 8, Decide 46: Emily Brown, Defender
  • Spherical 9, Decide 51: Taylor Girard, Ahead
  • Spherical 10, Decide 58: Emma Söderberg, Goalie
  • Spherical 11, Decide 63: Sophie Shirley, Ahead
  • Spherical 12, Decide 70: Shiann Darkangelo, Ahead
  • Spherical 13, Decide 75: Emma Buckles, Defender
  • Spherical 14, Decide 82: Tatum Skaggs, Ahead
  • Spherical 15, Decide 87: Jess Healey, Defender

On this present day: In 1999, the Patriots rallied from a 28-7 deficit towards Peyton Manning and the Colts to tug off a 31-28 win. Adam Vinatieri’s 26-yard subject aim with 35 seconds remaining clinched a pleasant win for Drew Bledsoe, who threw for 299 yards passing and 4 touchdowns.

1999 Boston Globe sports

Every day spotlight: The Steelers-Browns Monday evening matchup acquired off to a flying begin when Alex Highsmith ultimately ended up with the interception, working it again for a fast rating.


Trivia reply: DeShone Kizer