"It's up to the coaches," McCourty said this week, per The Boston Globe. "I want to play safety, but it's out of my control, so whatever the coaches decide is what it will have to be."
Asked again if a position switch had been discussed, McCourty said: "You've got to ask the coaches about that. I'm not in the staff meetings."
We don't expect Belichick to relocate McCourty, which would only create another hole for the team to fill before September. Injuries could change that, but McCourty was seen playing at safety during the start of OTAs, per the Boston Herald.
One potential solution is a hybrid safety-corner position, with McCourty telling The Globe: "Whether you want to call it a safety playing a linebacker role, a corner playing a safety role or a safety playing a corner, depending on a match-up or how we want to play a team, yeah, all that can happen."
Revis, especially, allowed Belichick to get freaky with his secondary last season. The Patriots don't have that luxury in 2015, but we trust New England's coaching staff to get the best out of their young players. No team has done a better job of that in recent years, so pushing the panic button is premature.