Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

    Why do I say this?

    He is already considered to be a top tier safety in the league (debatable), and has had to play his entire career around, well to put it kindly, crap. Gregory, Chung, Arrington (on the outside), Meriweather, Butler, Sterling Moore, Cole to name some.

    Now, the defensive backfield is loaded with talent. Revis, Browner, Dennard (in the slot where he will excel), Ryan, Arrington.

    Before this McCourty had to cover overtop of average CBs and couldnt free lance and make plays on the ball.

    Now, Revis shuts down half of the field. Browner when on a good matchup can shut down his side. Dennard can hold his own in the slot. That leaves a lot less responsibility for DMC and now he can go out and take more risks imo and we could see a lot more impact plays from him and he will get the national attention he deserves.

    Big season for him IMO.

     
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    +1 Meaning lets lock him up before the season starts.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    what do you mean "due"?

    Isn't he already better than Revis?



    no he isnt and was imo, average to maybe above average at best.

    now that isnt all on him as I said, he was in a bad DBfield for years. lets see howm his playmaking ability forms with better players around him

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

    Hope you're right because if Devin has an all pro season then our secondary is going to be outstanding....

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    Revis, DMC, Browner, Arrington, Dennard/Ryan/Chung  contributables...could make for a freak show in  the Secondary.  ^  Find a better Secondary on any team, and any season?  Just try (including NE w/ Harrison & Law?).  This is the best looiking 1 on paper, I can ever recall seeing...  < THAT, is a big boast.




    I can find plenty because this one hasn't played yet...don't get ahead of yourself Laz!



    Agreed this secondary group needs to prove it 1st then we'll know

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season


    especially in the health dept.....this defense needs to be healthy ALL season.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    Why do I say this?

    He is already considered to be a top tier safety in the league (debatable), and has had to play his entire career around, well to put it kindly, crap. Gregory, Chung, Arrington (on the outside), Meriweather, Butler, Sterling Moore, Cole to name some.

    Now, the defensive backfield is loaded with talent. Revis, Browner, Dennard (in the slot where he will excel), Ryan, Arrington.

    Before this McCourty had to cover overtop of average CBs and couldnt free lance and make plays on the ball.

    Now, Revis shuts down half of the field. Browner when on a good matchup can shut down his side. Dennard can hold his own in the slot. That leaves a lot less responsibility for DMC and now he can go out and take more risks imo and we could see a lot more impact plays from him and he will get the national attention he deserves.

    Big season for him IMO.




    Like I said in the Chung thread, Whichever safeties are on the field....If they cant collectively cover half the field, then they need to be OUT the league...So, I DO expect a much improved secondary,,,,Does that lead to McCourty being ALL PRo? I Dont care and neither should anyone. As long as the D is collectively better, I dont care who gets individual accolades. Just gonna make it harder for him to sign.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    what do you mean "due"?

    Isn't he already better than Revis?



    Rusty says a lot of outrageous things on this board.  This is not one of them.  He said McCourty's rookie season was superior to Revis'.  Idk if that's true but it is certainly a more reasonable claim than the one that is attributed to him.

     
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    DMC was an all pro last season.  I suppose you mean 1st team in the OP, but 2nd team is nothing to sneeze at either.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

    Wow, you're expecting a big improvement.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    DMC was an all pro last season.  I suppose you mean 1st team in the OP, but 2nd team is nothing to sneeze at either.



    Yes I meant 1st team and he will get general recognition outside of NE

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    DMC was an all pro last season.  I suppose you mean 1st team in the OP, but 2nd team is nothing to sneeze at either.




    He didn't even go to the pro-bowl.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    DMC was an all pro last season.  I suppose you mean 1st team in the OP, but 2nd team is nothing to sneeze at either.




    He didn't even go to the pro-bowl.




    Whats your point? He still made the 2013 all pro second team.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    He didn't even go to the pro-bowl.



    Richard Sherman was 1st team all pro in 2012 despite not making the pro bowl.  Most players consider the all-pro teams to be a higher accolade.

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    He didn't even go to the pro-bowl.

     



    Richard Sherman was 1st team all pro in 2012 despite not making the pro bowl.  Most players consider the all-pro teams to be a higher accolade.

     



    Unlike McCourty's 2nd team all-pro from one group of writers, the pro-bowl is 2/3rds determined by players and coaches.

    If you want to consider the brief McCourty sighting in the post-season accolades as a ringing endorsement, that's nice. But I see it more as a statement of the lack of quality at the position in the AFC, and more of a "we had to pick somebody" kind of thing than an endorsement of his greatness.

    The guy is no way in hell a f'n all-pro of any kind from anything I've ever seen an all-pro be.

     

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

    Nice point from the OP. The quality corners will definitely make like easier for DMac. Add in some DT and Pass Rushing help and it will be even easier...

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    Unlike McCourty's 2nd team all-pro from one group of writers, the pro-bowl is 2/3rds determined by players and coaches.

    If you want to consider the brief McCourty sighting in the post-season accolades as a ringing endorsement, that's nice. But I see it more as a statement of the lack of quality at the position in the AFC, and more of a "we had to pick somebody" kind of thing than an endorsement of his greatness.

    The guy is no way in hell a f'n all-pro of any kind from anything I've ever seen an all-pro be.



    There are no AFC and NFC all pro teams.  It is for the entire NFL so your point about the AFC is meaningless.  I didn't see you making those kind of arguments about the pro bowl when Meriweather was making back to back ones in 2009 and 2010.  Most observers consider all pro to be more of an accolade than the pro bowl precisely because of the fan voting and the fact that players tend to vote for other players based on reputation.  You think Troy Polamalu still played at a pro bowl level last season?

     

     
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    Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season

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    Unlike McCourty's 2nd team all-pro from one group of writers, the pro-bowl is 2/3rds determined by players and coaches.

    If you want to consider the brief McCourty sighting in the post-season accolades as a ringing endorsement, that's nice. But I see it more as a statement of the lack of quality at the position in the AFC, and more of a "we had to pick somebody" kind of thing than an endorsement of his greatness.

    The guy is no way in hell a f'n all-pro of any kind from anything I've ever seen an all-pro be.

     



    There are no AFC and NFC all pro teams.  It is for the entire NFL so your point about the AFC is meaningless.  I didn't see you making those kind of arguments about the pro bowl when Meriweather was making back to back ones in 2009 and 2010.  Most observers consider all pro to be more of an accolade than the pro bowl precisely because of the fan voting and the fact that players tend to vote for other players based on reputation.  You think Troy Polamalu still played at a pro bowl level last season?

     

     




    I'm not touting the pro-bowl at all. I'm just saying that having your name pop up on one of these post-season accolade lists doesn't mean much. If you hit on a bunch of them, sure, you're probably pretty good.

    You're right on the NFC/AFC issue regarding all-pro. My bad. That would be more pertinent for the pro-bowl.

    We can disagree. He doesn't show me much at S, but he is better than the wretched work he did at CB.

     
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