Re: Texans agree to terms with CB McCain
I think some of you are exaggerating or living off McCain's 2011 season. It's like I said in another thread, so far everyone in our secondary was good or great last season if we went by the board here yet our secondary got lit up like a Christmas tree. Sorry but that doesn't add up.
McCain had an awful 2012 season. And no, it had little to do with him playing outside. Joseph missed two games (Lions, Titans). Ball started the Lions game and McCain tried to start Titans game but that's the one he got injured and only had like 20 snaps. So no, his bad season was in the slot.
Put it like this:
2011: 45.5 rating, 47.1 catch% 0TD's allowed 2 interceptions 4.9 YAC Avg.
2012: 95.9 rating, 56.4 catch% 3TD's allowed 1 interception 21.5 YAC Avg.
So yeah...he was bad in 2012. It was night and day to 2011. For comparison sake here is Brandon Harris since folks are ripping him left and right but praising McCain:
2012: 95.5 rating, 50.0 catch% 1TD allowed 0 interceptions 17.43 YAC Avg.
Sorry but his numbers aren't too much different than McCain last year. They are actually slightly better and this from a kid that didn't get as many snaps come practice time and faced Brady and Luck twice. Does it mean Harris is better than McCain? No, not necessarily. He was in 2012. But writing him off while praising the other guy's last season is a stretch. It's good we signed McCain but I hope it wasn't too much as he should have to fight for his job if he can't revert to the 2011 form.
The secondary wasn't that good guys and as much as Joseph's injury is brought up no one in the secondary played better than he did except Kareem.