Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by JeuSF49:
The Bengals now have a bunch of our overrated players.
Clements- overrated "shutdown" corner, who can't sutdown anyone if he's not a PS WR
Manny. overrated 3-4 OLB who can't passrush
Mays overrated S who can't cover
what if it was that we had coaches who couldn't get the best out of these players?
Zimmer is a good defensive coordinator.....so we'll see if he finds a way to use them to their best abilities. Right now the Bengals have some of the best athletes in the league with Lawson and Mays. Manny will be fine, I think he will breakout this year with a different coaching staff..and maybe a different defensive approach. Nate will also be fine, as long as they don't have him playing 10 yards off WRs constantly. I just don't know about Mays however. I still think we gave up on him too early...but hey it might be the best move for him. It also helps that Whitner and Goldson should do fine. But if Goldson leaves next year, I'm not comfortable with Reggie Smith.....so if it doesn't work out with Reggie, and Mays develops well in Cinnci..then damn...lol.
I agree here, Why would Manusky put Clements 10-15 yards off the ball, when he is a physical corner who accels in bump and run? Why not have Manny line up in different positions to take advantage of the best matchup possible for him? Most of the time when Clements got burned it was on quick hitches when he was playin 10-15 yards off the ball...you cant do that with a corner with his attributes.
Last time i Checked nate himself said that he´s trying to compensate for the lost speed.
Clemets has been burned so many times in the past.
Owens over 200yards a couple of TD
Roddy White the long TD run.
Manny can not rush the passer period. hes a good guy but more of a 4-3 OLB.