10 things we learned from the McCourty twins’ new podcast

"Bill calls them 'pizza bowls.'"

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Jason and Devin McCourty during the 2018 preseason. –AP Photo/Charles Krupa

For the first time since they were at Rutgers, the McCourty twins took the field on the same team in the Sunday season opener against the Texans.

And Patriots defensive backs Devin and Jason appear to be settling into life in the same working environment, even if they banter about it (“We’re going to need you to up your play count though”).

They already co-host social media accounts — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — and recently sat down for the first episode of “Double Coverage with the McCourty Twins,” a new podcast.

Here are a few things that the Patriots duo covered:


Jason gave away the location: “We’re in Dev’s basement,” Jason admitted.

“I didn’t want you to tell that,” Devin returned. “It’s supposed to be secret.”

“Back on the same team again”: “A happy moment for mom,” Devin said of teaming up with his brother again. “Not so much for me.”

It was the first win for Jason since 2016: “When was the last time you won a game before Sunday?” asked Devin. Jason played for the 0-16 Browns in 2017.

“I didn’t play in our last [2016] game in Tennessee,” said Jason, “so that was middle of December 2016. It’s been a while.”

“We made history,” Jason joked regarding the Browns’ winless season.

Bill Belichick’s name for bowl games: The last time the two played together before 2018 was Dec. 29, 2008. Rutgers defeated NC State in the PapaJohns.com bowl.

“Bill calls them ‘pizza bowls,'” said Devin of Belichick’s dismissal labeling of certain college bowl games. “That means you played in a trash bowl.”

They went to high school with Rudy Giuliani’s son: Since the podcast was recorded on Sept. 11, Devin and Jason recalled their own memory from the tragic day in 2001. Attending Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, N.J., they were there with then-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s son.


“They came and pulled him out of class right away,” remembered Jason, “and we’re all sitting here like, ‘What is going on?'”

“Obviously we were in ninth grade, you understand it, but you probably at the time didn’t understand the magnitude of what was going on and how sad that was,” said Jason.

“ThunderCat” Kraft: Discussing their mother’s presence on the Patriots sideline, Devin dropped a few nicknames for Robert Kraft.

“[She] got a picture with ThunderCat, aka RKK, aka Mr. Kraft,” said Devin. “A lot of nicknames here in New England.”

The bedazzled jersey: The twins’ mother, Phyllis Harrell, wore a split jersey on Sunday to represent both of her sons. For the first time since they were in college, however, the split was only in jersey number, and not team name. The twins were plotting the marketability of bedazzled jerseys.

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“I’m just saying, we already got our marketing part of this brand,” said Devin. “Bedazzled jerseys by Mama Mac.”

Jason’s take on NFL media: While Googling stories on the feud between musicians Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, Jason offered a theory on some of the media coverage he was seeing in the results, and how it compares with NFL media.

“This is gossip stuff, it doesn’t have to be credible. You play in the NFL, all I have to do is say, ‘sources say.’ I don’t have to quote anybody, I don’t have to say any names. You just have to say sources.”

Drake and Migos: Devin and Jason attended the recent Drake and Migos concert at TD Garden.

“We tried to get on stage,” Devin explained. “I don’t know if any of you have seen the concert, but they do a half-court shot and a free throw. But they picked some guy from the crowd, tall. They could’ve called us up there for something.”


“Jayson Tatum threw up a few bricks,” said Jason.

The younger kids confuse them: “My youngest, Kai, and his daughter, London, 11 days apart, they both think we’re dad,” said Jason.


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