Originally Posted by 76Texan
At any rate, on any given play, McCourty's responsibilty was quite simple and clear cut.
He was asked to concentrate solely on one task and he received plenty of helps.
It was a good day for him, but I didn't see the play of DROY or All-Pro material.
To reiterate what Beerlover said, McCourty was put in a position to succeed, something that the Texans DC hasn't been doing anywhere nearly enough for KJ.
It could be said that KJ was put in a position to fail more often than neccessary. That, I agreed with Beerlover.
Your attention to and grasp of the details is impressive 76Texan and I also appreciate the time & effort you took to make such a comprehensive entry. Good work man !
Being a guy with considerable bias towards one particular CB in this conversation (BSUs Kyle Wilson), I wanted the Texans to take him over either KJ, MCCourty, or FSUs Patrick Robinson. Of course the top-rated corner, Joe Hadin, was long-gone before the Texans pick rolled around.
But Wilson has also been a disappointment, since like your claims about KJ he's been put in a tough situation because what time he's played he's had little help in the Jets-Blitz happy defense. I just know Wilson looked great at the Senior Bowl, but of course he was covering college receivers and not NFL receivers.
But there's been several plays where KJ didn't appear to have the top-end speed to hang in there against the wide-out on a fly-patter or other deep route while McCourty seems to hang in there stride for stride in comparable match-ups ? You seem to be saying those plays weren't KJs fault because of the absense of safety help over top ?
So 76Texan, you still contend that KJ was the right pick for the Texans over the other corners available to them ?