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Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfield

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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    DMcC definitely looks better at free safety, and is still a viable candidate to step back in at CB should an injury occur. Or, as we saw in the NYG SB (part 2) he can shift back and forth between both positions depending on the down/distance and circumstance.

    I'm guessing that he's the next up for a nice longer term contract extension, at least in terms of "bigger" paydays anyway. We probably won't see it happen prior to next summer due to some uncertainty in the cap situation with not knowing how much the cap will increase and a reported 122.5m dedicated to next yr's cap (including AH's cost), but my guess is that he'll be extended with a reasonable deal that averages between CB/S salaries.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Yep, McCourty is a complete stud in the secondary, whether people choose to believe what they thought they saw in his second year or not. He put together arguably the best rookie season of any Pats cornerback in team history before playing with a bunch of scrubs in year 2. Last year he was back to being dominant at another position.

    There are literally very few players that I would rather have in my secondary right now than McCourty, when you factor age into the equation.

    I fully expect a very big contract extension in the near future. Let's hope he isn't leading a double life as an NFL star and homicidal maniac.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    I'm looking forward to see his performance this season. He's a smart player, which better suits him for safety. With his speed and range, it in theory makes him a potent threat, although there's a big difference in size when comparing to the Ed Reed's of the world who have significantly more bulk on their frame.

    With a strong front-seven and solid CB play, the pieces are there for the defense.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    I think we can count out homicidal maniac.

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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Yeah--McCourty shows great signs of being a positive leader on and off the field, has made good decisions in how he carries himself, and is one of the kinds of guys that the organization looks to represent them in the community.

    He seems to be the "typical" kind of 2nd contract guy that both Belichick and the Krafts look for when deciding whether or not to keep the player on for a second term.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Not that INTs are an indicator of high calibre play, but McCourty has always been a ballhawk. Which is hilarious because the huge knock the Jets trolls were using was that he had no hands or ball skills, mean while Kyle Wilson was highly touted as a ball hawk (3 career interceptions).

    Even more funny was how the media ripped the Patriots for drafting a "nickel CB in the first round". Meanwhile the Jets have drafted a CB in the top 10 and paid a second round pick just to keep Kyle Wilson off the field as a starter.


    loljets.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    I wonder if Kraft or Belichick have thought in the last few weeks "Should have given an extension to Devin instead".
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Devin McCourty is one of the best DBs in the entire NFL. He will get the credit he deserves when our defense as a whole is good, which I think will be this year.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    McCourty is always going to take the knock on him that he was drafted high to be a #1 stud man-to-man corner, and it just hasn't happened. To be fair, there WERE some Pats fans who compared to him an up-and-coming Revis. Most non-Pats fans simply remember his fall from rookie stardom in 2011 and don't remember anything he did on the field last season, no matter how good he was. If the secondary as a whole plays well this season, and McCourty continues his play, he'll get a deserved extension and maybe some recognition outside of Foxboro.

    He isn't doing what what we drafted him to do, but he's playing excellent now doing something else, so I'm fine with that.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Ever since he stepped onto the field, Devin McCourty has been one of the most UNDERRATED DBs in the league. I personally believe he should have been the second Pats rookie to win Defensive Rookie of the Year (Darn it, Suh!). He was a second team All-Pro in his first year along with a Pro Bowl nod. He's also had 43 pass deflections in his first three years. That puts him in company with Ed Reed (44 PDs) and Eric Weddle (48 PDs in his entire career).

    He was amazing as a rookie for us, and I don't think I need to quote any stats. We all know he was the best rookie DB for us since Haynes. IIRC, this year when he moved to safety, he only allowed something like a 10.1 passer rating to opposing QBs. That mark was the best in the league for Safeties (including game-breakers like Earl Thomas and Jairus Byrd) by far and he only gave up one touchdown in coverage while lining up as a FS.

    Additionally, reports have lauded his leadership skills, and his teammates have recognized this also, making him a co-captain. This guy is going to be a superstar. Most fans outside of Massachusetts look at our sub-par (to put it lightly) secondary and lump all the players together, saying it's a unit failure. But McCourty has been one of, if not the only bright spots on this defensive backfield.

    I was high on this guy coming out of college,
    I was his biggest fan when he snagged 7 INTs his rookie year
    I knew he was the unlucky victim of teams targeting their #1s when McCourty was covering them in his sophomore slump
    and I doubted his ability to transition to safety effectively, because I thought he belonged at CB and we that we had more holes there than at FS.

    I'm his biggest supporter and it will be a travesty if he doesn't make the 1st All-Pro Team this year.

    What was this thread about in the first place?
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Wait a minute. So those of us who firmly believed that McCourty was a stud and was being unfairly chastized have been right all along?

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    Yes Aus, there's a chance that you were right for once. Don't let it go to your head :)
     
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    Once is better than my prior strike rate. ;)
     
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    The guy is definitely one of the game's elite at his position.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    I imagine that you could be right, JMC00. They normally are more cautious with those 2nd term contracts.

    Then again, McCourty has 2 more yrs left so it's not exactly a huge priority; and the Aaron Hernandez situation was a very strange and difficult one that was impossible to predict, although I do sometimes go back and forth between thinking that they should've held off for at least another year with it.

    I'd imagine that McCourty will definitely be retained though. Possibly once the smoke clears next summer in regards to what the cap will be specifically and some other factors such as FA's signed, extensions or renegotiations, and even the Jonathan Fanane matter.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    DMC is my favourite patriot. I have a reebok rookie jersey that I bought when he was drafted. Only rookie jersey I've ever bought. I have a Brady and gronk jersey as well but they weren't bought until they proved themselves.

    Here's to a solid season from devin and a D as a whole. I truly believe the defence will make a statement this year.
     
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    From all reports I've read DMC just seems like a really good guy, along with his brother.

    His first year he was great and probably just running on the excitement about being an NFL player. He then "slumped" his second, I believe his struggles was vastly overstated but he wasn't the same as his first year.

    I love that he has versability but I'm a big believer in continuity so I would prefer if he stayed at safety permanently from now on. I'm excited to see what he can do there.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    How can that be so when NE has had one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL?
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty has the most INT's over the last 3 years on passes 15+ yds downfi

    Pass defense is more than just one guy. The pass defense had a very noticeable turnaround when Talib came in and McCourty moved back to a position that he was more naturally suited for (after playing there at the end of 2011). As a CB, he's somewhat of a liability because he was having trouble getting his head around while trailing. As a safety, his eyes are almost always toward the quarterback where his range and ball hawking skills have the potential to make him one of the best at his position. Those skills are the reason why I wanted to see a hitter paired up with him back there. Bring in someone that is a threat to take the opposing WR's head off, and pair that guy with McCourty's range, and you have a premiere safety tandem in the NFL.
     

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