Former Patriots star Devin McCourty voices displeasure with ‘The Dynasty’ docuseries

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For 20 years, the New England Patriots have been thought of the gold customary. Throughout that interval, the franchise gained six Tremendous Bowl titles. The group’s unprecedented run of success was documented in Apple TV’s docuseries “The Dynasty: New England Patriots.”

The collection’ last episode was not too long ago launched. Over the previous a number of weeks, every episode drew an array of reactions. Some criticized the portrayal of Bill Belichick, who was on the helm throughout all six championships. Whereas others praised the collection for its method to the Patriots dynasty.

Former Patriots star defensive again Devin McCourty added his identify to the checklist of people who took difficulty with the ten-part collection.


Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots leaves the sphere after their win over the Miami Dolphins within the final recreation of the season at Gillette Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Winslow Townson/Getty Pictures)

From McCourty’s viewpoint, a few of the collection’ leaned too far into the damaging features.


“I felt like I obtained kinda duped,” McCourty advised former Patriots participant Rodney Harrison. “I used to be like, ‘Man, that is gonna be nice. Just like the storytelling, we’re speaking about this and we’re speaking about that.’ Every little thing that all of us gave to the 20 years that it encompassed, they solely hit something that was damaging.”

Devin McCourty on the field at MetLife Stadium

Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in motion towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 30, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Patriots defeated the Jets 22-17.  (Jim McIsaac/Getty Pictures)

Whereas Harrison acknowledged that his former coach made his justifiable share of “errors,” he additionally defended Belichick, calling him the “purest man.”

Bill Belichick prepares

View of New England Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick earlier than recreation vs Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. (Simon Bruty /Sports activities Illustrated by way of Getty Pictures)

“They act just like the final three or 4 years trigger the Patriots have struggled that Invoice cannot coach,” Harrison mentioned. “Invoice made some errors and he wasn’t at all times the nicest or the purest man, however on the finish of the day he at all times did no matter he needed to do to make the crew higher.

“Take into consideration this, he gave me a chance, a fifth-round draft selection. He gave Tom Brady a chance. He sat down a $100 million quarterback when nobody thought it was common and began Tom Brady. … He provides guys who’re the underdog a chance. Nobody talks about that.”


A portion of the collection did appear to concentrate on Belichick’s decision-making in Tremendous Bowl LII. The Patriots in the end suffered a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in that recreation. The docuseries confirmed longtime Patriots’ proprietor Robert Kraft’s criticism of the way in which Belichick dealt with the sport.

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