This is post number 200 for DelCed2486.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
I might give Huff a look. He's like the complete opposite of Goldson though. Very solid in coverage, not a great tackler or playmaker.
DHB? I'll pass. I'd much rather give the PT to Jenkins, Williams and Manningham (if he can recover)
Absolutely give Huff a look. I'll issue the disclaimer that I know PFF isn't the final word on who's "great" or not, but with the metrics they use to rate players, Huff graded out as their #2 safety in 2010...he was also voted All-Pro. Then in 2011, because of injuries in Raiders secondary he was forced to play corner and cover the slot. He did it well. In 2012, injuries again forced a move to corner, this time to left corner. Rough first 2 games vs. Roethlisberger and P. Manning, but then he got himself straight and ended up having a solid season, including a great game vs. Falcons/Ryan.
You're 100% correct he doesn't bring the wood like Goldson, but with how the NFL is evolving, I think a ballhawking FS who is versatile and with good coverage skills is more valuable than the guy who makes NFLN/ESPN highlights with a couple big hits. Plus Huff is only 30...would much rather pay him a lot less than Reed or Woodson with the potential that if he plays well he's not just a 1 or 2 year rental.