Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season
posted at 4/5/2014 10:09 PM EDT
In response to LazarusintheSanatorium's comment:
^ I offered up DMC's stat line in 4 years...It WAS more complete than Revis's rookie year. 1st year, I believe he was 2nd in ROTY. He made the pro-bowl that year. (not sure about all-pro). Last year (3-4) he transitioned from #1 CB-FS because no other Safety worth really a roster spot anywhere else, existed on NEs team. He made 2nd team ALL-Pro.
Now, HowInTH, does one say truthfully, "WOW, You're expecting a BIG Improvement."
Reasons like this that I there's actually still a big part of me that can't wait for DMC to sign an 80 mil contract and just tell NE to step off when it's time. Still, so little respect for him from many "Pats Fans."
In your absence I posted DMC's stat line compared to other "top tier safeties". I believe Jarius Byrd had him in INT's but DMC lead in tackles, pass deflections and was 2nd in INT's over whatver the time frame was.
Profootballfocus.com slected DMC as the starting safety for their pro bowl over Earl Thomas( I value their opinion over the popularity contest pro bowl but whatever), saying DMC was the best saftey in the league last season. He lead the league in passes defensed by all safeties last year and was a major reason N.E vastly improved in giving up plays over 20 yards.
He already is an All Pro, and coupled with Revis, Dennard(who I believe is our 2nd best CB nd will have a great year) Ryan, Arrington and Browner with Chung filling in SS depth behind Harmon or Browner I think this secondary will be elite.