Pats secondary more versatile now than in past

Pats secondary more versatile now than in past
August 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Devin McCourty is getting excited to play in the postseason again.

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FOXBORO -- If there's one strength the Patriots have within their secondary, it's versatility.

It was evident last season when Kyle Arrington moved to slot corner, and Devin McCourty moved from cornerback to safety.

But expanding even further than that, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Tuesday that the team has more flexibility in the secondary. "Probably more than what we've had in the past," he said. 

"[We have] more guys that have been able to play inside and outside at a high level, so far," said Belichick before practice. "A couple of guys that have also worked at safety . . . Depending on what type of scheme we're running, or what type of team we're facing, what the challenges are, or what the situation is in the game, I think that will give us some flexibility somewhere down the road.

"I'm not sure exactly where. But in the past, we've always seemed to need those type of players, and my guess is we'll need them again. But I couldn't tell you exactly how or when that's going to be."