FOXBORO --â€“ Devin McCourty heard the same question a year ago.
â€śDo you think theyâ€™ll challenge you deep?â€ť
Even after a Pro Bowl rookie season from the cornerback out of Rutgers, it seems McCourty will once again be a target of opposing offenses in 2011.
The Patriotsâ€™ 2010 first-round draft pick totaled seven interceptions last season, tied for the second most in the NFL and one behind the Ravensâ€™ Ed Reed for the league lead.
It would stand to reason, then, that quarterbacks might not be so eager to throw passes in McCourtyâ€™s direction this year.
Think again, McCourty says.