Originally Posted by patman
McCourty had a bad year, but he was not moved to safety due to his play, but moved to safety as the Pats ran out of bodies there. His poor play IMO resulted from dwelling on previous plays and not forgetting about it.
If you can't play corner, does not mean you can play safety. Different skill sets.
The reason some corners are able to transition to safety as they age and lose speed is that they can play Zone well, some corners like say Cro won't be able to, others like Terrel Thomas could.
I call BS, your boy sucked last year:
Thus far in 2011, McCourty’s play has produced different results. He has a -6.3 coverage rating on the season and has given up more yards on balls thrown his way than any CB in the league. He is also tied for the league lead in receptions allowed and had been targeted more than any other corner heading into the Patriots’ Week 7 bye.
Now it could be a sophmore slump, maybe not but don't BS us. I'm not taking anything away from the pats, they beat the Jets twice and went to the SB but stop the BS.