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Devin McCourty on D&K says Patriots training camp has been hard, he doesn't listen to Jerry Jones

Ryan Hannable
August 30, 2018 - 8:28 am

One of the bigger storylines with the Patriots at the beginning of training camp was the notion Bill Belchick was taking it easy on the players, as it didn't seem as intense as in year's past.

Appearing on Dale & Keefe Wednesday, safety Devin McCourty said that absolutely hasn't been the case, even going as far as saying this has been one of the hardest training camps he's been apart of.

"I have seen people say we’ve had an easy camp, or something. I am just like, ‘They should come out here and put these pads on and run around,'" he said. "I have felt like, I don’t know if it is old age, but me and some of the guys were talking and this has felt like probably one of our harder camps that we’ve had since I’ve been here. I don’t know if it is the no joint practices or what, but Bill has still been the same old Bill.”

McCourty noted the team even ran the hill after practice Monday in the 90 degree heat.

In other news, this week Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thinks the league should eliminate two preseason games and make it an 18-game regular season. McCourty disagrees and also said he doesn't listen to anything Jones says.

“First of all, I try and stay clear of anything Jerry Jones says and try and not even listen to that," McCourty said. "For the 18 games, I think as players, we definitely don’t want to add games. I don’t think that benefits us in any way, especially when you look at the preseason numbers and how guys play and how it kind of allows all 90 guys throughout the roster to get an opportunity to play."

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