Originally posted by SofaKing:
I don't know, I like our CB situation.
We know Brock and Culliver will start on the outside. Both are talented man-cover corners who typically allow very little separation, and they get pass deflections in bunches. Both are really good at making plays on the ball.
Jimmie Ward immediately comes in and becomes an impact slot corner. Fangio astutely pointed out the slot corner plays more snaps than the NT. It's practically a starting position, and Ward is perfect for the role. Quick, fast, physical, smart.
Wright and Cox are much better than your average 4th and 5th corners. Wright has been a starter most of his career. Cox has always played well when given an opportunity, both in SF and Denver.
Then you add Morris, Johnson, Reaser, Acker, and Cook to the mix. We have depth beyond depth. It's crazy.
Good points Sofa--we never know just how all the pieces will work out but Donatell and Fangio seem able to make the DBs work, no matter who they are. This will be the youngest, fastest group we've had in years so I think there will be some really interesting plays--both good and bad. I would guess more interceptions but more missed assignments. Not sure Ward will start but he likely will by seasons end...as nickle.
So it could be Reid, Bethea, Ward, Culliver and Brock playing together for quite a few years. Of this group Bethea will be the old guy at 29. Of the back ups Wright is 28 and Cox and Cook are both 27. That is a very young veteran group, and when you throw in the young guys who may develop it is an embarrassment of riches.
25 or under: Reid, Ward, Culliver, Brock, Johnson, Morris, Acker, Reaser, Swanson, and Campbell.
The key is coaching and development, which I have faith in given our coaching staff's record.