Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by schexyoung:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Great inside stuff...so a "tough" leader who won't let his team down.
So do you project him to be an eventual SS or FS long-term for us?
I'm not sure. I've heard Vic Fangio on occasion mention that the two safety positions are supposed to be interchangeable.
For those that have been paying attention to our 9ers secondary, they pretty much are. I've seen Goldson line up at both SS and FS, but not to start the game, also saw Whitner and Goldson both play Rov. I would have loved it if the 9ers drafted another Safety with range and maybe push Reid to SS, it wouldn't hurt to have two safeties with range.
This is true...except in the RZ. This is where Goldson/Whitner tends to play straight up. Which is one of the reasons for the mismatch.
I probably should have clarified better...do you see Reid's skill set better suited for a more traditional SS role or does he possess the FS recognition, speed and range to help our CB's out over-the-top especially along the sidelines. We really struggled there. And another ares is in the back end...starting Goldson sometimes as deep as 30 yards so as to not get beat deep and keep everything in front of him. Is he a FS where we can keep him closer to the box?