Devin McCourty agrees to deal

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    Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice Devin McCourty on a five-year contract, his agent Andy Simms said.

    McCourty is the second first-round draft choice to agree to a contract; Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (24th overall) is the other.

    Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Good, He's now officially better than Dez Bryant.( The Punk )
     
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    Sweet
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    good stuff! 

     
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    Nice to see all of our picks signed for the year and before Training Camp.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Well, that means tomorrow's camp will have the entire cast present--excluding one bad egg. 

    Ladies and Gents, Football is officially back. 
     
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    All our draft picks are now signed, which is great. Now they can get put in some serious time in training camp. I really hope McCourty is loads better then Wilhite and takes the nickle role.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Rhonde Barber 2.0
     
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    In Response to Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal:
    In Response to Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal : That would be incredible considering how great a career Ronde Barber had. Interesting comparison, and I can see why he reminds you of him.  McCourty appears to be a little bigger and more rangy, but that intelligent style of play is there.
    Posted by russgriswold
    ...what was the scouting on Barber and how does it compare to the reports on McCourty?
     
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    In Response to Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal : Go away.
    Posted by russgriswold
    ..sorry tool. Report me if you want to. I can see you are not interested in any discussion at all. Maybe someone else will answer my question.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal


    Here is a good overview from draft time.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/563691

    Analasys:

    Read & React: Reads receiver's body language to see if his man is the primary target. Quick to jump routes because he reads the quarterback well. Doesn't bite on stop-and-go routes. Supports the run quickly, even when the play is between the tackles or on the other side of the field.


    Man Coverage: Can press or play off effectively. Has fluid hips, transitions smoothly and stays low and is quick in his backpedal. Sticks to receivers on their routes, showing excellent change of direction. Plays more physically than you would expect for his size, using his hands to jam on the line and maintain contact downfield. Larger receivers will use their size to shield him from slants and crossing patterns.


    Zone Coverage: Should make a very good zone corner in the NFL. Good awareness, keeping one eye on the short receiver and another on any players trying to hit the hole behind him. Comes off his man to react to a ball in the air. Makes the easy interception, goes up to get the ball and has strong hands. Will freelance when no receiver lines up on his side, leaving his zone open.


    Closing/Recovery: Baits quarterbacks into throwing in his direction, closing very well when the ball is in front of him. Good plant and drive with body control. Takes the proper angle to the receiver. Lacks elite speed, but can recover quickly enough when picked on crossing or drag routes to make the tackle.


    Run Support: Very willing (and able) to support the run. Attacks running backs coming into his area, bringing them down with veracity. Holds up his man to force plays inside. Hustles across the field to plays on the opposite sideline. Tough player, but still lacks the size to consistently get off downfield blocks from larger receivers.


    Tackling: Wiry strong and solid in his tackling technique. Brings his hips and wraps ballcarriers when straight-on in his sights. Doesn't give up many yards after catch. Attacks screens, even after push off from larger receivers. Avoids blocks in the open field, usually wrapping a leg instead of cutting. Rarely misses completely, even against elusive runners. Should be one of the better special teams players in his class.


    Intangibles: Reliable veteran who loves to play the game. Took a leadership role in 2009 with Jason McCourty and safety Courtney Greene in the NFL. Very good student who made multiple Big East All-Academic teams.


    NFL Comparison: Ronde Barber, Buccaneers

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Now our media people will get to see what McCourty has on the field.  Meriweather was drafted at about this spot and he was decent.  Logan Mankins went at #32 and he worked out fine. 

    Just my wild guess, but McCourty is going to be the real McCourty.  He's bigger than most which means BB will get a lot of use out of him.  Both he and Mr. Chung can play almost any position in the backfield, which should mess with opposing quarterbacks' minds.  I wouldn't be surprised to see cornerback McCourty blitz up the middle once a game.  This flexibility takes BB's UFO linebacking system to the next level.  
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Run Support: Very willing (and able) to support the run. Attacks running backs coming into his area, bringing them down with veracity. Holds up his man to force plays inside. Hustles across the field to plays on the opposite sideline. Tough player, but still lacks the size to consistently get off downfield blocks from larger receivers.
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    He brings them down with truth?

    I like the sound of that, but I'm guessing the writer probably meant "tenacity" here.
     
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    Re: Devin McCourty agrees to deal

    Or maybe voracity meaning the state of being excessively eager.
     
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