Patriots Seem To Like Communication Skills, Teachings of Brian Flores

Matt Patricia, the Patriots' defensive coordinator since 2012 (though he had been the chief defensive play-caller for the New England defense since Dean Pees' departure after the 2009 season), is now with the Detroit Lions as their head coach. That's given the Patriot sideline a 'new' defensive voice in unofficial-official defensive coordinator Brian Flores. Flores,…

Report: Devin McCourty Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Devin McCourty underwent shoulder surgery at an unreported time following Super Bowl LII. ESPN's Mike Reiss described the surgery as a "clean-up procedure." Reiss added that the surgery was "not considered major in nature." It's unclear when McCourty suffered the injury and how long he played through it, but he first appeared on the injury…