Archive - Sep 15, 2011 - Sports Article
FOXBORO --â€“ Devin McCourty heard the same question a year ago.
â€śDo you think theyâ€™ll challenge you deep?â€ť
Even after a Pro Bowl rookie season from the cornerback out of Rutgers, it seems McCourty will once again be a target of opposing offenses in 2011.
The Patriotsâ€™ 2010 first-round draft pick totaled seven interceptions last season, tied for the second most in the NFL and one behind the Ravensâ€™ Ed Reed for the league lead.
It would stand to reason, then, that quarterbacks might not be so eager to throw passes in McCourtyâ€™s direction this year.
Think again, McCourty says.
Most folks around Pawtucket are expecting Tolman High to handle crosstown foe St. Raphael Academy with ease on Friday night in their Division II-B opener at Pariseau Field, and those people have their reasons.
They remember last seasonâ€™s 37-0 regular-season stomping by the Tigers and Tolmanâ€™s two-touchdown triumph over the Saints in the playoffs. They know that the Tigers have a seasoned junior- and senior-ladened team and the Saints lost quite a few key players to graduation.
PROVIDENCE - Besides looking at the thousands of runners and walkers lined on Francis Street for the start of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, thereâ€™s something else that puts a smile on the face of race director Charlie Breagy.
Itâ€™s good weather.