Jason McCourty thought his brother was screwing with him about Patriots trade
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Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty are finally on the same NFL team, which is something they both dreamed about.
The Patriots acquired Jason in a trade with the Cleveland Browns last week, and it was Devin who broke the news to his twin brother. Thing is, Jason thought Devin was just screwing with him and I can't really say I blame him.
When you talk about something you want to happen and then it finally does, reality doesn't always set in right away.
I think that's how I felt when I saw Guns N Roses with Axl Rose and Slash in 2016. I wanted it, but I never ever thought I'd see it. Hell, I was still skeptical up until the lights dimmed and they were on stage together. But when I finally saw them, it was beautiful.
So that's what I sort of imagine it being like when Devin told Jason. Let's see if I'm in the ballpark.
"So I got the call that I was going to be released," Jason said on a conference call Tuesday. "I told him and told my wife and we were all doing us. Then I left to go workout and about an hour later I get a FaceTime from Dev and he’s just like – well as soon as I got released he showed me he texted Flo [Brian Flores] and was just like, ‘Man, how do we get Jason to New England?’ Dev said, ‘I’m going to text Bill [Belichick],’ so I think he hit up Bill about it, but I think at that point the trade was already in the process. Then I get a FaceTime from Dev while I’m working out and he was just like, ‘Yo, don’t worry about it. We’re going to trade for you. You’re coming to New England.’
"I was just kind of looking at him because I thought he was joking around. Probably about five minutes later I get a call from John Dorsey, the GM in Cleveland, and he’s like, ‘I got some news for you. We’re not going to release you, so we’re going to trade you to New England.’ It was, I guess, a roller coaster type of day."
OK, sorta nailed it.
Having these two on the field together is gonna be something special.