Re: McCourty not even a top 10 CB?
posted at 3/28/2011 4:59 PM EDT
In Response to Re: McCourty not even a top 10 CB?
One thing to consider, too, is that having corners who can cover well man-to-man will improve the pass rush. The Jets play a lot of man-to-man and feel comfortable committing safeties and linebackers to the pass rush rather than coverage. This is in large part because they feel comfortable letting Revis and Cromartie cover man-to-man without a lot of safety help. What I like so far about McCourty is his man-to-man skills look good. The Pats play a lot of zone coverage with the safeties deep. With better man-to-man skills in their corners, they can be more aggressive upfront, sending LBs and safeties toward the QB rather than keeping them back to support pass coverage.
Posted by prolate0spheroid
There is is a Safety over the top a lot of times for the Jets.
NY plays plenty of man, but you can count on Jim Leonhard, Brodney Pool or Eric Smith trying to cover.
BB likes to use zone to disguise, not just because he's CBs supposedly can't cover.
I'll take McCourty and Bodden any day of the week (over really any duo in this league) based on what I've seen from them (in zone or man) with really no semblance of a pass rush, especially against better O Lines.
NE needs a rush without using more stunts or blitzes and they can get that with more explosion on the outside at DE and OLB. We know WIlfork can penetrate.
The difference is, Ryan takes more risks with blitzes. And they play more man than NE does. Agreed there.
But this rhetoric about Revis or Cromartie on an island all the time is not really accurate, in my opinion. It seems like when Revis is left alone more so than he should, he gets beat.
Look at that Moss TD in Week 2, for example. That's one game. He gets beat when tries to play with no safety help.
There are many examples where Revis is beaten and it's usually when he's left alone.
At times, each may be left by themselves just like a lot of CBs in this league, but it's not a constant thing like the Jets want you to believe.