There are a lot of connections between these two teams. A couple of the players on the Pats played at Rutgers when now-Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano was the man in charge.
Schiano recruited Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty, but as the third-year corner tells the story, it was the only offer the pro-bowler received.
“I wasn’t a guy that had any other offers; I only had Rutgers,” McCourty said. “Even with that being said, he was always trying to change the program around with the right things and was all about winning and being competitive. I think myself and a lot of other guys that play in the NFL now that went to college around that time really believed in him and in his belief in turning that program around. I think it was great for us to be there and be a part of something new that changed the culture of a whole football program.”
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