Re: Devin McCourty due for an All-Pro Season
posted at 4/4/2014 9:12 PM EDT
In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
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.
Bruschi, Adrian Wilson and some others felt he was deserving of a Pro Bowl nod even if the Pro Bowl is meaningless.
He quietly had a very nice year. I expect a big year from him with Revis and Browner in there, Ryan and Harmon 1 year deeper, etc.
This could easily be the best secondary in the AFC this year, obviously. They had it going with Talib last year, but health compromised that notion a bit.
Bustchise is seething somewhere as his Jets look like utter morons by comparison. lmao