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Does Devin McCourty belong at FS?

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  1. 1%er

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    I will start out by saying I actually like the way McCourty has played this season. T Smith was playing with an emotional level that could never be duplicated on Sunday and I am not going to fault a CB for not being able to catch because anyone who has ever played the game of football knows if a CB could catch he'd be a WR.

    Listening to Curran today on WEEI he once again made the statement that McCourty looks more like a safety.

    So I ask you all where would McCourty be best off playing?
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    He is talented. He fits somewhere with us. Potentially not as are #1 CB but another team would be dramatic.
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    We've seen 2010 McCourty for about 95% of the last two games. Yes, he picked the absolutely worst time to have his 5% of 2011 McCourty, but nobody is perfect. We were two plays away from asking if 2010 McCourty was back for good.
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    Who on the Pats is better at CB than McCourty right now? Do we know the answer to that question?
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    Based on what we have seen McC does look much more comfortable at S, at least to my eyes.

    It is so hard to be a CB in this league anymore. I realize that the league wanted more offense, wanted to bias towards wide open play. But CB is really one of the most exciting positions in football and we are really putting a damper on that position. Some guys can handle the attention that the opposing offense directs at them when they are the target of the week and some can't. I think McC struggles with it at CB. Seems to me he has a hard time strapping it up for the next play after he has been burned even if burned does not mean a score or a long play.

    I would hate to see him just tossed aside but I do think he is much more comfortable and can be effective at Safety. Put a gun to my head and force me to choose and I would put him at Safety as long as I had a player for Corner.
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    he couldn't nail a sale to save his soul....
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    still at CB, but with a better #2 CB than Arrington, or himself as the #2 CB.

    arrington is a slot corner at best...or maybe himself a safety.
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    Its so funny reading this crap. McCourty was the best corner BY FAR on the field. Yes, the PI call sucked and was legit, but it was no worse than Anderson mediocrity throughout the game. Are people blind?Anderson was getting smoked in 1:1 coverage. Seriously? He isn't going anywhere, and many of you need to deal with it.
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    you mean arrington?
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    Even trading him would be ridiculous in my view let alone releasing him if anybody is suggesting that.
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    I'd take a dead cat over Devin McCourty
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    "McCourty the best corner by far on the field"

    in comparison to the talent level of the rest of the guys on the secondary; that statement doesn't bode too well for him. Basically what you're saying is McCourty isn't the worst player on our terrible group of CB's. :rolleyes:
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    Referring to the talent I would disagree. Referring to current performance I would agree on certain levels.

    Dowling is a 1st round talent. Dennard and Moore are both above average talents.
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    Teams have clearly adjusted to what they saw of McCourty in 2010. Now, either McCourty must fix his problems, and adjust to the adjustments, or he's got to get the hook. Whether he can play safety is really just question #2, IMO, and not question #1, which is "As bad as the other CBs have looked, who the hell will they get to play his spot if he keeps going down in flames?".
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    I cringe just thinking about the guys that are not getting on the field for the Pats at CB these days. What must they be like?

    Still though I really do wonder if they have changed the game so much that you have to draft a different kind of player and coach them differently to end up with good CB play. Revis types come around very rarely. Can't depend on that happening to often.

    Really does get my goat that we have made the position what it is today by virtue of all of this emphasis on opening up the game and offense. CB are not allowed to play the game anything like how it was played....safeties get to play more like safeties used to play but CB's..... not the same game for them at all. NFL receivers are incredible athletes to begin with and then you stack the deck with all of the rule changes and it is a nightmare.
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    I've never thought highly of McCourty, at his best as a rookie I thought he was average, definitely nothing to write home about.
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    Well what I saw the other night was a QB(Flacco) getting all the time in the world to throw the football. No corner is going to cover a guy for all that time. If the front seven were getting to the QB and he had to release it quicker I don't think we would be talking about how poor our secondary was.

    Sure McCourty made mistakes but some of them were due to all the time Flacco got in the pocket and as a result not really his fault.
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