Re: McCourty Stays Local
posted at 4/8/2013 7:37 PM EDT
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
Offensive players that can play with Brady dont come often so of course you sign 2 stud TEs like that but I was more referring to the Defense where rarely a player will make it to 2nd contract unless he is A.) A Bonafide star and important to team (Wilfork, Mayo) or a Team first guy who does a lot and plays for cheap (noone currently here like that)
So its a good point cuz I cant find any in the latter but guys we signed from other teams like Nink.
So what does that tell you that we dont hardly EVER resign any of our Defenders after their rookie contracts??? That they werent that good to begin with?? So in the case of McCourty it will be the same. Either they will let him walk because he isnt that good, or he will price himself out the pats market with great play. There is no Ideal situation. BB doesnt Value WRs or CBs. Its the old feeling of the further you are from the trenches, the less important you are and I agree to a certain extent but when you have bad luck with DBs, you need to keep the ones that are good. So basically if you have high hopes for # 32, Enjoy these next 2 years cuz he is gone afterwards or if you think he is just gonna be decent, look for the Pats to try to lowball him with an offer similar to a safety while also having the ability to make him a CB. This is where negotiations can get ugly cuz his agent will push for CB money and sight his team first attitude as a Positive, but BB will be about business as usual and # 32 will be shown the door, IMO
Most our DBs dont even last 4 years let alone resigned...lol
BB in regards to WR, DBs. Draft well so can u can get production in the 1st 4(sometimes 5) years because they are gone after that, u look to draft again and start over. Its the Patriots Way. This is why they were one of the only teams that used to really push for that 5th year and why Watson held out. Agents want there Clients to cash in year 5 and BB wants to fleece them another year because he has no intentions of resigning them, unless they pull a Bruschi and negotiate a cheap contract without an agent. I guess you all know that DMC doesnt like money right?
love the attitude. i thkn he could be upgraded and it woudl help the team. hes not a god outside corner. he is ok at safety.
Bred, he wasn't just "ok" at safety. He was rated among the top safeties in the NFL in terms of opposing QBR when throwing in his direction. However, I don't think there's a question of which position is the better fit. McCourty's football smarts, field awareness, and ball-hawking skills fit better with the safety mold than they do with CB. My 2 cents.
Per Pro Football Focus, in the games Devin McCourty played mainly at safety, quarterbacks had a 10.1 quarterback rating when throwing his way, which was the lowest for all safeties. In games where he played at cornerback, quarterbacks had a 78.2 rating when throwing McCourty's way.
nice stas irish. gld yorue not denying he sucks as cb going b ackward. i dotn think hes an elite safety at this point regrdless what stats say. that stat relates what the whole defense did. with my eyes hes not elite, and maybe not very good (last year). just adequate we'll see if what his second year at s does.
my feeling is id ratgher bring in an elite rookie than pay him big bucks,. if we didnt hav eso many needs we could havfe got that safety this year. deep safety draft. rambo even likely avail in 3rd. but safety not a top 3 need as badly as de pass rusher, wr, wr and cb imo.