How Did The New England Patriots React To Crushing The Jaguars?

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Sep 27, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) intercepts a pass by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) (not pictured) in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Devin McCourty

"Q: On the interception, did you discuss something before the snap? DM: I don’t remember what exactly I said before. I think we had a certain adjustment, and then they motioned and we had to change it. And then just reading the quarterback’s eyes … [I] kind of needed to have a make-up play. I should’ve probably scooped that fumble up on the strip-sack, so Bill [Belichick] let me know a couple plays [later]. So, I probably needed that. Q: How important was getting reps for a guy like Jordan Richards? What have you seen from him? DM: I thought he played well. He played with a lot of effort, made some plays running across the field and running plays down. So it’s always good when you’re young to get out there and get some live game reps. Like I said from the beginning when he first got here, he’s a guy who works extremely hard. He focuses really on everything going on in our safety room, and it was good to see him get opportunities and then take advantage of them. Q: Do you feel like the team played a full 60 minutes today? DM: I thought we did a decent job. Obviously, throughout the game we let up some plays [that], when we go back and watch that probably, we didn’t have to let up. And I’m sure we’ll hear about it from the coaching staff, but overall, to come out and get a win – large margin of victory and get a win – you always have to be happy about that. Q: Did Coach Belichick talk about playing for 60 minutes at halftime? What little things did the team do well? DM: All week we’ve been hearing about it – playing 60 minutes and finishing every play. And I thought in the second half, we came out with that sense of urgency with some key third-down stops on defense and then our offense moving the ball and then that last drive, keeping the ball for so long. I think defensively, obviously we want to play better. I guess it started with maybe three or four minutes left on the drive, they scored. I think to get off the field would’ve been a better execution of 60 minutes, but overall, I thought it was a decent job. Ryan Allen (On not punting at all on Sunday)  “It never really works that way. This is kind of a once in a blue moon deal. [The offense] did a heck of a job today. I was just focused on my job and my job today was being ready if I was needed to punt and if we crossed over the 50-yard line, be ready for holds and to have good operations for Steve [Gostkowski]. And I think we did a good job today.” (On what it’s been like holding for Stephen Gostkowski during his career) “Great. It’s a matter of gaining chemistry with one another and our snapper. I think we’ve worked well and there’s chemistry in our unit. We’ve just got to keep building on it. I think it’s working well.” (On if Stephen Gostkowski misses any extra points in practice)  “He’s not a robot. But I don’t think so. I really don’t think so.” Danny Amendola (On catching Tom Brady‘s 400th career touchdown pass)  “I didn’t realize it until halfway back to the sidelines, that I gave the 400 ball away. But we got it back and [Tom Brady] got it, so it’s good. It was a great pass, a great play and we ended up getting six points out of it. It was a solid start to the game.” (On how it feels to be the one who caught Tom Brady‘s 400th touchdown pass) “I haven’t even thought about it really. But Tom [Brady] is such a great player. He’s thrown a lot of touchdown passes, just to have one of those 400 is pretty cool.” (On if there was talk on the sideline about Tom Brady‘s 400th touchdown pass) “Just a high five, really. Tom [Brady] is such a competitor that he’s not really focused on records and stuff like that. But just to win a game is what he’s looking for.” (On the offense’s performance on Sunday) “I feel like we left some plays out there, offensively, just because we got three points out of the possession. We definitely feel like we should get six there. That’s what we strive for, that’s what our goals are going into each drive. Don’t get it twisted, three points is a great drive. But touchdowns would be better. That’s what we’re out there for.”"