McCourty not afraid of Chargers' big receivers

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:58 PM ET

FOXBORO, MASS. - Devin McCourty knows he’s going to be where the action is.

A second-year cornerback, McCourty is preparing for Philip Rivers and a host of tall and talented San Diego receivers.

Despite a terrific rookie campaign where he recorded a team-high seven interceptions and was third on the Pats with 82 tackles, McCourty knows that he will be tested by the Chargers.

“As a corner, I expect each week to go out there and be challenged, because this week you have Malcolm Floyd and Vincent Jackson with Philip Rivers,” he said earlier this week. “I don’t think they’re going to look at me and say: ‘We’re not throwing over there.’

“As a corner, whether you want it or you don’t want it, it’s coming.”

At 5-foot-10, McCourty is at a disadvantage when going up against Jackson and Floyd, both of whom are 6-foot-5.

“One thing you see when you watch Malcolm Floyd, he makes catches where he goes up in the air and it looks like the DB is in great position, but he just goes up and makes the catch over him,” he said. “Any jump-ball situation, they have a great advantage to just go up and get it.”


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