In his final appearance of the season with Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants, Patriots safety Devin McCourty reflected on the season and its abrupt end in the AFC Championship Game, where the Pats lost to the Broncos, 26-16.
"It's like falling off a roller coaster," McCourty said. "You get so high and losing in the AFC Championship Game is like a long drop."
McCourty called it, "a season to be proud of, just a little disappointing."
Curran said based on the injuries that piled up on the Pats on the way to the playoffs, the team had "no business" being in the AFC title game.
"We didn't believe that," McCourty said.
On the controversial hit by Wes Welker that knocked McCourty's teammate Aqib Talib out of the game, McCourty said after it happened, "I asked the ref, 'Hey isn't that a penalty?'" None was called on the play and the Pats lost Aqib to injury for the rest of the game.
"It was tough to lose him at that point," McCourty said.