Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
McCourty was lost out there the entire year.
He struggled mightily when the Pats began playing more man-to-man coverage.
This took McCourty out of his element of zone coverage where he was/is excellent at closing on the ball and jumping routes.
Unfortunately there are many players (in the NFL) who can do that. And not to give McCourty excuses, but he had no support from the safeties in many instances.
McCourty isn't as bad as we're making him out to be. I think he had a poor season last year, for a variety of reasons - not just his own.