Six Patriots. Seven babies. 24 days.
New England’s offseason was a busy one for Brandon Bolden, James Develin, Stephon Gilmore, Chris Hogan, Devin McCourty, and Nate Solder — who each welcomed a newborn within just a few weeks of one another this past spring.
In an upcoming segment for Sunday’s NFL GameDay Morning, titled “Super Dads,” NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer sat down with the Super Bowl champs to talk about their little ones. From the adjustment to fatherhood for the first timers to some of the challenges for those with more than one, the group dished on all things baby.
“I was clutch,” safety Devin McCourty said of his delivery room presence. “I ended up being in the mix, almost like one of the nurses. I’m telling you, I was clutch. They couldn’t have done it without me, put it that way.”
Kremer also spoke to the players’ wives to get scouting reports on their husbands’ parenting abilities.
“Great with the double team,” said Ashley Boccio, who gave birth to twins, Parker and Chase Hogan, on March 21. “It goes a very long way.”
“Honestly, I trust Nate with our kids more than myself sometimes,” Lexi Solder said. “He’s the best dad you could ask for.”
According to the players, the fatherly off-the-field experiences infiltrate conversations in the locker room, too.
“There’s nothing we can’t talk about,” Bolden said.
Watch the full “Super Dads” segment Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:25 a.m. on NFL Network.