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Patriots’ Devin McCourty is a fan of team’s coaching staff move

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The New England Patriots didn’t make many coaching staff changes, but they did make one that one of their key players approve of.

Recently, the Patriots added Vinnie Sunseri. Safety Devin McCourty had rave reviews of the hire. He said of the move on his podcast “Double Coverage With the McCourty Twins,” via Patriots Wire:

“He was in New England while I was there, in the safety room. Very energetic, funny guy. All you New Englanders that watch this, you’re getting an energized guy, a that knows the game. He coached at Alabama. His dad (Sal Sunseri) is a coach, so he’s one of those kids that they say, ‘He’s a coach’s son.’”

Sunseri, 26, spent most of his NFL career on practice squads. After a two-year stint with the New Orleans Saints, he joined the Patriots and then the San Francisco 49ers before retiring to coach. He spent the 2019 season as a graduate assistant for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“He understands technique,” said McCourty. “He understands leverage. He understands everything because he does it perfectly, and now he is also following in his dad’s steps. His older brother (Tino Sunseri) actually a coach, too, that was at Alabama. Vinnie was there in the spring and was hanging out with him. So I’m happy to see him in New England. I think he’ll be a very bright mind added to the coaching staff.”

McCourty has been a mainstay in the Patriots’ secondary since New England drafted him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He is set to be a free agent in March.