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A side by side comparison of stats with McCourty, Thomas, Weddle, etc shows that McCourty’s “lack of playmaking” is a myth. He also forces lots of turnovers, even though that’s often a function of the whole defense.

INT + FF = Total

McCourty
26 + 11 = 37

Thomas
30 + 12 = 42

Weddle
29 + 8 = 37

McCourty also rarely gambles in coverage.
Is there a safety in the league that benefits more from 5-10 yd QB overthrows?
Is that a skill or good fortune?
 

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The Patriots really did dominate the 2010 decade like no other team before.

Well....you could argue 50s Browns, 60s Packers, 70s Squealers, 80s 49ers were just as dominant as they accumulated more titles but your point is taken. They kicked ass and took names.
 

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Well....you could argue 50s Browns, 60s Packers, 70s Squealers, 80s 49ers were just as dominant as they accumulated more titles but your point is taken. They kicked ass and took names.

The 2000s Pats weren't bad either. It might come down to Brady or Brady.
 

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Please don’t come here to crap on PFF. If you don’t like their ratings, move along.

I’m glad to see they confirm what I’ve been saying for years, which is that McCourty is often ranked Tier B+ because of the perceived reputation of safeties, and the reality is he’s Tier A.

I wonder if Gronkowski would be #2 or even #1 had been 100% healthy throughout the decade...I would think so.

Pretty crazy that the Patriots had three of the league’s best CB’s throughout the decade, and neither Talib or Gilmore were consider elite (in actual production) when the Patriots picked them up.

1. Tom Brady
5. Rob Gronkowski
23. Darrelle Revis
26. Devin McCourty
76. Stephon Gilmore
80. Chandler Jones
85. Aqib Talib

Surprises (based on where they are):

4. Richard Sherman
12. Chris Harris
18. Peyton Manning
24. Casey Hayward
36. Chris Myers
42. Brandon Graham
53. Brent Grimes
56. Damon Harrison
66. Tyrann Mathieu
79. Fun Johnson
83. Keenan Allen

PFF All-Decade Top 101: The best NFL players from the 2010s | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

If I were a critic of PFF, which I'm not, this would be the perfect place to express that opinion.

I wasn't that high on McCourty until I talked to a friend who was a very successful HS HC. He thought that McCourty was more important than Brady.
 

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Definitely love McCourty, and I'm glad he's getting some recognition. Underrated ball hawk, smart in coverage, both against the pass and the run, and a classy, effective leader in the locker room. I'm with some of the others here who think that, if Brady was #1, then DMac was #2...

As for Jordan Richards...he tried hard...I guess
 

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Want to see a horse race??

Pep was a little better than most give him credit for.

People thought Romo was bad??

Manning is a top 5 QB.

Brady has 2 ELITE HOF careers.

 
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