“Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.”
If you haven't read the essay yet, you most definitely should.
These are the parts that stood out to me, and then I'll explain why I think we'll see a different McCourty — to the public and the media, not to his teammates — this season, and why that DMac could be The Dark Knight for this team.