Originally posted by smileyman:
Originally posted by NorCal49er:
Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by DarthNiner:
That means that Goldson will move down to SS and Thomas will be the FS.
More coverage at FS and more hitting at SS.
Umm, that means we will be undersized at FS and SS. No thanks. Plus, Goldson has never played strong safety in his life. People act as if it's so easy to switch. Since Goldson is comfortable and improving at FS, why move him?
Neither Goldson nor Thomas are undersized.
Goldson is listed at 6-2 200 lbs. That is light for a strong safety. Ideal weight for SS is around 215 - 225 lbs.
Before this past season, what was the knock on Goldson? It was failure to stay healthy. Do you actually think moving him to SS will keep him healthy? At 200 lbs???? Taking on fullbacks and Tight Ends and big backs like Brandon Jacobs ????
Earl Thomas is about 5-9 195 lbs. (We'll get a more accurate size at the combine). His weight is OK, but he's kinda short. My ideal size for a FS is about 6-1 205lbs.
I also would like to see Thomas run the 40. If he is already at a size disadvantage, I'd like to see if he has speed to make up for it.
[ Edited by kronik on Jan 20, 2010 at 19:34:05 ]