McCourty ALREADY shutdown: leads league in ints over 15 yards downfield

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  1. karguy85

    karguy85 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    This is from Dec. 2, so he now has 6 with the pick of sanchez against braylon

    Some next-level numbers on Patriots-Jets - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    I think this is further proof that McCourty is already a shutdown corner. I heard some insane statistic where he is second in the league in passes defensed (19 after Monday's game).
  2. NEGoldenAge

    NEGoldenAge Banned

    It's true. You should check out his stats on He is among the leaders in most categories, and he's a solid special teamer too.
  3. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    It's absolutely scary to think of what he's going to be like in a year or two. You think he's good now? Wait.
  4. HomerSchooled

    HomerSchooled Practice Squad Player

    I love that guy. As much time as I waste pondering draft possibilities, nothing delights me more than when the Pats surprise me. I was sure we didn't need a corner (clearly incorrect), and when I heard McCourty's name called, I knew that meant he must have been something special simply because I knew nothing about him. I felt the same way when they drafted Vollmer.

    McCourty has been everything you could possibly ask of a rookie. Here's hoping this is just the beginning.
  5. coolguy

    coolguy Banned

    Wow, another great CB that will leave the pats for a big contract.

    Its the same song all over again.
  6. RutgersFan

    RutgersFan Rookie

    Sorry, but that is not Devin at all.
  7. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

    No Jersey Selected

  8. karguy85

    karguy85 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    He is on his rookie contract, so regardless he will be here for a while.

    I also think that this offseason proved that the Patriots will pay for their players (Brady, Wilfork, Bodden come to mind).
  9. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

    #87 Jersey

    McCourty Watch.

    Seeing as though Jets fans like to constantly remind us of Darrelle Revis, here's the comparative rookie seasons to date (according to

    Darrelle Revis rookie season - 16(16) games 87 tackles 74 total 13 assisted 17 Pdef 3 int 20 yards 19 lng 1 Ffum

    Devin McCourty rookie season - 12(16) games 64 tackles 55 total 9 assisted 13 Pdef 6 int 110 yards 50 lng 0 Ffum
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  10. chris_in_sunnyvale

    chris_in_sunnyvale In the Starting Line-Up

    Earlier in the season McCourty had great coverage several times, but would give up the completion because he didn't turn to look for the ball. Sometime around the Ravens or Chargers game he started adding that part to his game and blossomed quickly. He's way past Ty Law's development as a rookie in 1995. He's definitely a shutdown CB already and just a rookie. What's even better is that he's also great in supporting the run D.

  11. karguy85

    karguy85 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    How hard is that adjustment (turning your head in coverage) to make? Some of our older CBs still have yet to be able to make that adjustment. Its amazing how fast this kid learns.
  12. vuudu

    vuudu In the Starting Line-Up

    He is playing well and I just want people to never forget or loose sight of the obvious that he is a rookie. If he throws a stinker, I hope the reaction will not be OTT.
  13. sbpatfan

    sbpatfan Banned

    Anyone remember when he practically flipped Ricky Williams in the Dolphins game on 3rd and 1 (maybe 4th and 1, can't remember)?
  14. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

    #87 Jersey

    Hernandez, Gronkowski, Mesko and McCourty have already outperformed the wildest expectations I had for them at the beginning of the season.
  15. convertedpatsfan

    convertedpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I believe it was against the Ravens when he got called for pass interference, against Heap if I'm not mistaken. Later on in the second half, similar type of route, might have even been to Heap again, and he turned his head around in time to get vertical and knock the pass down.
  16. BradyMossWelker

    BradyMossWelker Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    McCourty already has 19 passes defended, not 13.
  17. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here Supporter

    #95 Jersey

    I love this kid..getting better and better
  18. FredFromDartmouth

    FredFromDartmouth In the Starting Line-Up

    Teams are going to start throwing away from him and his stats will go down but he is very impressive. He is the most athletically gifted of all the Patriots and is a great learner with a great coach.
  19. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

    #87 Jersey has him listed at 13. If the true number is 19 then more power to him. It enforces that he's having some kind of rookie season.
  20. Kasmir

    Kasmir Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #75 Jersey

    He's now credited with 19 PDs (tied for 4th) and 6 INTs (tied for 2nd):

    NFL Stats: by Player Position

    After only 12 games he's already blown away Revis's full rookie year numbers. And as Belichick likes to say, he still has room for improvement :D
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
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