Not so fun being the losers?
Monday night saw the New England Patriots get brutally beat up by the Chicago Bears, losing 33-14 at home, and head coach Bill Belichick heard it from the fans, which caught the attention of veteran safety Devin McCourty.
“I understand as a veteran, we play in an area that’s very spoiled in what it expects from the team,” McCourty told The Greg Hill Show.
The main chant heard Monday was “Zappe, Zappe.” The home faithful pleading to see rookie sensation Bailey Zappe, instead of the ailing quarterback Mac Jones.
Once Zappe entered the game in the second quarter, down 10-0, Gillette Stadium erupted in cheers as the star of the last two games drove down the field and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass. Something that Jones couldn’t seem to do.
Jones’ game, which included two three-and-outs and an interception, was over early in the second quarter as he walked to the sideline to a choir of boos from the home crowd.
Hearing it from the crowd is a part of the game and the 12th-year defender has had his fair share. “I’ve been booed, we’ve been booed, Tom’s (Brady) been booed,” he added.
McCourty was drafted by New England in the first round of the 2010 draft, where he won three championships with the team.
“When I got here everything was about, how do you win three Super Bowls, that’s not a normal task at hand.”
The two-time Pro-Bowler then looked to the future, saying “we’ve really been focused this week, trying to get a win.”
The 3-4 Patriots are traveling to MetLife Stadium this weekend to play the 5-2 New York Jets on Sunday at 1 p.m. Mac Jones is scheduled to start.
It’s a game the Jets are saying is the biggest of the season, and need the home crowd to be loud and in full force from kickoff to the final whistle, something the Patriots wanted on Monday.
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