Jason McCourty DB TEN 9 Days
Titans LCB Jason McCourty's tackle numbers dipped significantly in 2013.
After posting 195 total tackles in 2011 and 2012, McCourty managed just 65 total tackles last season. This decline wasn't from a lack of opportunity, as McCourty saw five more targets (102) than he did in 2012. McCourty played very well on the field, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 of 110 qualifying cornerbacks in 2013, but his days as an elite IDP option may be behind him.
Jason McCourty DB TEN 10 Months
Titans LCB Jason McCourty expects to play more press coverage in 2013.
"Overall this year as a defense, we'll have a little bit more of an aggressive mentality," McCourty said. "I think part of that for us as cornerbacks will be getting up at the line of scrimmage and pressing, getting our hands on the wide receivers." The Titans got throttled underneath last season, while press coverage is one of de-facto DC Gregg Williams' hallmarks. McCourty graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 6 cornerback in 2012, but the Titans allowed a franchise-record 471 points. Enemy quarterbacks completed 66.3 percent of their passes.
Jason McCourty DB TEN Aug 23 '12
Titans signed CB Jason McCourty to a five-year, $43 million extension.
The deal includes $20 million in guarantees and bonuses. It's a staggering number for a player who has started just 24 games over three seasons, but McCourty is coming off a breakout year with career-highs in tackles (107), interceptions (two), and pass deflections (13). Although the since departed Cortland Finnegan played at a Pro Bowl level last year, the Nashville Tennessean believes McCourty was "arguably" the defensive MVP. It's now clear that the Titans preferred to lock up the younger of the two corners.
Jason McCourty DB TEN Mar 03 '12
Jason McCourty reached escalators that will increase his base salary to $1.26 million in 2012, the final year of his rookie deal.
McCourty was initially scheduled to make $565,000, but is coming off a season that saw him set career-highs in tackles (107), interceptions (two), and pass deflections (13). A sixth-round pick in 2009, McCourty projects to start alongside slot corner Alterraun Verner next season. ESPN's Adam Schefter insists the Titans will not place the franchise tag on free agent CB Cortland Finnegan.
Jason McCourty DB TEN Jan 27 '12
The Nashville Tennessean calls LCB Jason McCourty "arguably the team's defensive MVP" in 2011.
Cortland Finnegan, one of the top corners in the league, would certainly beg to differ. McCourty was the team's second-leading tackler (107), surpassing his more hyped brother Devin in caliber of play. He's locked in as a starter for 2012 while free agent Finnegan's Nashville future is in doubt.
Jason McCourty DB TEN Sep 05 '11
The Titans have named Jason McCourty their starting left cornerback over Alterraun Verner.
Verner was far and away the better cover corner last season, but the Titans' coaching staff seems to love McCourty, who is Devin's younger brother. McCourty is a more physical player, even if Verner has him beat in most facets. In Week 1, McCourty will likely spend most of his time on Jaguars WR Jason Hill.
Jason McCourty DB TEN Aug 01 '11
The Titans' left corner job has been declared an open competition between Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner.
It's the same story as last season. Verner started 12 games a year ago while McCourty started six. Whoever wins out will see plenty of action while running opposite Courtland Finnegan.