Originally posted by NickSh49:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by NickSh49:Originally posted by dgoldson38:
qb (4)- shaun hill, alex smith, damon huard, nate davis
hb (4)- frank gore, glen coffee, michael robinson, thomas clayton
fb (1)- norris
wr (6)- captain morgan, crabtree, bruce, jones, hill, battle
OL (9)- staley, baas, heitmann, rachal, smith, snyder, wragge, wallace, boone
te (4)- davis, walker, pascoe, jennings
DL (6)- evans, balmer, franklin, sopoaga, smith, RJF (with mcdonald on IR...if not then RJF to the p-squad)
LB (7)- fittytwo, spikes, haralson, lawson, brooks, ulbrich, mckillop
cb (5)- clements, bly, brown, spencer, hudson
S (4)- goldson, lewis, smith, taylor
K (1)- nedney
P (1)- lee
RS (1)- rossum
PS (8)- zeigler, sheets, toledo, washington, bender, baker, price/spurlock, jay moore
but unfortunately mark roman is gonna get a roster spot which is gonna take the place of a talented player i.e. putting nate davis on the practice squad and risking losing him..
Why are people so upset that Mark Roman is going to be a back-up? We NEED him as a back-up.
Add Roman, drop Thomas Clayton.
Add Ziegler, drop Battle.
Why do we need Roman as a back up?? I think we have two capable Safeties in Curtis Taylor and Reggie Smith that can get the job done if Goldson goes down. Sure hes decent back up, but his play has been average, time to give our draft picks a shot.
If you are right, I'm all for it. It just seems like the Reggie Smith movement kind of slowed a bit. I haven't heard the praises out of OTA's about Smith that I expected to at this point. This guy was supposed to be a "draft steal," right?
And Taylor probably needs some more experience before we throw him in there, no?
I wish I could tell you a reason for Reggie Smith's development, but to tell you the truth, I'm nowhere near watching them practice so I can't. But what I can tell you is that Reggie Smith plays faster than what his 40 says, looks like a very physical DB who looks much better in zone than what Roman has shown (hey that rhymes), from what hes shown in college. Sooner or later we gotta find out what Smith and Taylor can do in real game situations. I'm tired of a FS playing too far back because hes afraid to get burned. I'm tired of a FS who won't take a chance and gamble on a pass. Roman is the perfect example of a Nolan player, a bend but don't break player, not a hard nose Singletary meat and potatoes kind of guy.
Watch at the 1:00 mark of this video and this is what a safety SHOULD be doing.