Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Patriots CB/S Devin McCourty has been under fire over the past season and half by Patriots fans because of his “poor play.” I have always been a big McCourty supporter, and some criticism that has been brought upon McCourty is simply unfair. As a rookie in 2010, Devin McCourty led all rookies with seven interceptions, and was elected to the Pro Bowl. He finished in second place for Defensive Rookie of the Year voting behind Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh. McCourty did struggle in his second year with the Patriots, and was demoted from the number one Cornerback position midway through the season. He finished the season with only two interceptions, and never got into a rhythm throughout the whole season. Early in his third year, McCourty got off to a slow start. He seemed to be turning it around a little less than halfway through the season, but injuries forced McCourty to move from Cornerback to Safety. McCourty showed his versatility during this process, and even received praise on multiple
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