Devin McCourty thinks New England Patriots defense is as good as Seattle Seahawks

Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) celebrates an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers with cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (37) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) celebrates an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers with cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (37) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Legion of Boom dominated the NFL in more than one way on 2013, as the Seattle Seahawks prove that defense does still win championships, even when pitted against the best statistical offense in NFL history. But while the never Broncos were representing the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII with their offense, New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty believes that the unit he’s on is as good as the unit destroyed the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Patriots defensive star told ESPNBoston that the guys he plays with could b as good and as dominant as the Seahawks defense was this year.

“I think we can. Those guys had a great game plan and they went out there and executed it on the biggest stage of the year. That’s what it really comes down to in games like that. Just last year, we went through a lot defensively and as a team, and to see guys continue to work hard and try to get better and go out there to win as many games as we did — to fall a little short, but it gives you the confidence going forward we know we have the right guys to build something.”

McCourty is obviously counting out the fact that the Broncos got through the Patriots defense with a 400-yard passing day to get to the Super Bowl. Other than that, the defense was actually pretty solid in 2013, but nowhere near the level the Seahawks were on.

Topics: Devin McCourty, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks

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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    Key injuries were the biggest factor with the Pats defense during the 2013 season and yet they held their own with the rookies who filled the positions…looking forward to a solid defense with depth in 2014.

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