Posted by BBReigns
One could argue that McCourty already belongs towards the bottom of the list, not just based on interceptions, but also passes defensed and a plus/minus grading system on his contributions to plays (he was a consistently good cover man - I particularly remember Matt Flynn challenging him twice early in the Packers game with him breaking up both fade passes; thereafter, Flynn tried his luck with Arrington, and wouldn't have even done as well there if Merriweather didn't take such a bad route to the ball...)
Quentin Jammer's had a LOT of bad years until he figured it out last season. Ronde Barber plays in the Cover 2, which helps mask the fact that he's aged, but I do also like him. Good call on Leon Hall, although he had a down year last year.
I'd say the second tier is, in no particular order: older Ronde Barber, Jonathan Joseph, Leon Hall, Chris Gamble, Joe Haden, healthy Leigh Bodden, McCourty, Cromartie, Dunta Robinson, and Asante Samuel (who could be top-notch whenever he feels like it)