Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
If someone is game planning against our defense, the secondary is the weakness. If you elect to not go after Whitner, who are you going after back there? You have to run a play and unfortunately because of the level of our D, he is going to look like one of the weak links. Put him on a team with an average defense as I said, and he'd be a star.
Could be wrong but I'd probably go after the rookie first and then the weakest CB. Difficult to attack a [edit-strong] safety on this team with two middle LBs who can cover the middle. Not trying to attack Whitner but he is decent at best in coverage. Love his leadership though.
Edit: on second thought, not sure what I would attack...can't run on this team so I'd try to get single coverage for my receivers by doing clever things...sort of what I had hoped the niners would do this year. I would attack Whitner deep and try to pick or brush others. But the point I'm making is Whitner is not like the worst DB in the NFL...far from it.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Oct 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM ]