Originally posted by amg1713:Those plays were great, but you also gotta remember him getting torched by Julio Jones in Atlanta or his late hit against the Rams that put them in FG position.to tie that game in St Louis.
It wasn't the lack of plays that didn't make him elite. It was the fact that for every good play he had, he also had a bad one. He's a good safety ... and if his asking price was what Glover Quin and William Moore got he would no doubt be back in a Niner uniform. But he wanted elite money ... and he got it .. just not from us, because the front office realizes he's not elite.
Agree. Way too many boneheaded plays to be considered elite. He's a big hitter, and can easily snatch a pick on an errant pass, I'll give him that. But I don't recall all these picks he got fighting the receiver for the ball (I'd love to see proof).
His main weakness is he too often looked for the big hit instead of making the smart play, which led to better WR's using his aggressiveness against him.
Solid player no doubt, but not worth the money. Baalke did the right thing by letting him walk.
[ Edited by baltien on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:58 PM ]