Re: Mccourty sophmore slump?
posted at 9/15/2011 8:26 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Mccourty sophmore slump?
[QUOTE]Just rewatched the game. Mccourty was in good position on just about every play. Marshall made some incredible catches and Henne was putting the ball where it needed to be believe it or not. One observation I had, if you watch the play where Marshall made the circus catch at the one yard line, Mccourty was right in his grill, and he also got his left hand in on Marshall to try to knock the ball loose, but Marshall was too strong. IMO with most "human" recievers in this league that ball would have been knocked loose.
Posted by OriginalPudge[/QUOTE]
Excellent point. To blame McCourty for that catch is like blaming Harrison for the Tyree catch...they both did more than enough to break up the play, and most other times, it would have fallen incomplete.
Henne threw for 400 yards, nobody in the secondary looked 'good'. I'm glad to see some like minded people here, bevause I was very please with his performance. Great play in the endzone, very good help in the run game, he was in position every time and NEVER got beat. He gave up some catches, but never got "beat".
If he plays like that every week, only players of Marshall's caliber (and there are maybe 5 WRs in the league as dynamic as him) will put up solid numbers.
Also, 14 QBs threw for 300+ yards, defenses, and secondaries specifically, looked bad all across the league. Chung/McCourty/Dowling I thought actually played better than average. Arrington had a few bumps, and Barret was 'eh'. Overall, I thought a solid performance and people are getting too hung up on meaningless stats.
As Prolate said, and it will continue to apply ALL YEAR:
"Stats are for baseball." -Prolate, August 2011