Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
I'd hate to see a rookie STARTING alongside 2nd year man Eric Reid. That would be too young. We need a savvy mid tier FA along with another draft choice.
What's the big deal about starting 2 young safeties? As long as they are good and you have a good scheme, who cares??? Seattle did it with Thomas and Chancellor. The old 49er dynasty did it with Lott, Wright, Williamson. Vets are over-rated. Especially vets (Whitner, Rogers) that got burned repeatedly in the past 3 postseasons.
Bottomline: These over-rated vets cost us at least 2 superbowls In 2011, Rogers, Whitner & co. got burned by the Saints & Giants. Would've easily beat NE that year in the superbowl.
In 2012, they were even worst against Green Bay, Atlanta & Baltimore. Kaep single-handedly carried the team to a few yards from winning the superbowl. No thanks to the lousy Defense.
This past year, huge screwups against Seattle in the championship game costs us the game and probably another easy Superbowl win against the weak AFC champ broncos. I say good riddance.
[ Edited by kronik on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM ]