Originally Posted by Mack Herron
Can you provide any evidence to support your contention that McCourty has been a "solid starter" this year?
There's no way in hell anyone can.
McCourty's defensive QB rating against was 120 going into the Indy game...where he was promptly burned several more times by Garcon, and allowed at least one TD, if not 2 more.
Arrington's defensive QB rating against was 44 going into the game, with 7 INT's and only 2 TD's allowed all season.
I don't know what happened to him, or if maybe he's just not too good and last yr was a complete fluke (I hate to say it, but it's certainly possible), but he has absolutely sucked this yr.
I did a comparative stat test against such whipping boy/low-life CB's such as Duane Starks and Ellis Hobbs in the other thread about "Should we be worried about McCourty?", and BOTH of their numbers are way better than McCourty's this yr.
And to whoever says that we won't need Brady to score 30+ come playoff time, I would ask WHY you would honestly believe that? Teams will continue to pick McCourty apart, and rightfully so. He has no business as a starter this year, and frankly--if it were anyone else he'd have been benched, which he very well may in the next couple of weeks.
I know it's a negative view of him, and I am sorry for that, but unfortunately it's the truth.