Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by blm7754:
But then what do we do with Rogers? He makes too much money to be sitting on the bench. And like him or not, I'd rather have Rogers in the game than Trenton Robinson, CJ Spillman, or a rookie.
Nickel cornerback. Rogers clearly isn't better than Brown or Culliver at this point, so why should his salary determine that he gets played over either of them???
Well, it shouldn't. But Rogers is certainly one of our top 4 DBs (Brown, Culliver, Rogers, and Whitner). 2 of those guys can play safety, 2 of them can't. That's why I think our base defense should have all 4 of them on the field.
We can cut Rogers with minimal cap hit in a year. So unless moving to FS temporarily would be detrimental to his development as a CB, I'd say move Culliver to CB.
Of course, I think that's a good solution because I like Culliver. If I though he would always be the guy that showed up in the superbowl, I'd say keep him on the bench. But he is much better than that and belongs on the field. His versatility should ensure that he is a starter in 2013.