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Watch Devin McCourty's epic Week 1 pre-game speech to Patriots teammates

Watch Devin McCourty's epic Week 1 pre-game speech to Patriots teammates

The New England Patriots defense gave a brilliant performance in the team's 33-3 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, and it all started with a passionate pre-game speech from Devin McCourty.

McCourty is one of the leaders of the defense and among seven Patriots team captains, and he got his defensive teammates all fired up just prior to kickoff Sunday night. Check out the veteran safety's speech in the video below:

The Patriots defense allowed only three points, gave up just 308 total yards, stopped Pittsburgh on nine of 12 third downs and intercepted Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger once. The lone interception was from McCourty, who picked off a deep pass by Big Ben in the fourth quarter. 

We should expect another excellent performance from McCourty and the Patriots defense in Week 2 when they travel to Miami to play the struggling Dolphins. The Dolphins lost 59-10 to the Baltimore Ravens at home in Week 1, and they are 18.5-point underdogs to the rival Pats entering Sunday.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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