Originally posted by wysiwyg:
I love Nate, but even the greatest DBs knew when it was time to move to safety
Nate would make a nasty safety. Assuming that this demotion is a harbinger. Hey, we need some help at safety don't we since Lewis is done (I don't care what the docs say, he's done. In fact, he'll prolly get another concussion this week -- don't get me wrong I've appreciated Lewis and his play but those chronic, serial concussions are nasty). If the 9ers have decided its Brown's time, I want to see Nate become the next ball - hawking, jaw rocking 49er safety.
Fuller was CB coming into the league. So was Hanks. Not the same, I know. But still. Some CBs don't have a safety mentality, Nate does.
This is what we should look into IF Tarell shows to us that he can handle his own as a starting corner in this league...we could go..
That could suffice assuming Michael Lewis is done, if he isnt done, and if he doesn't suffer a concussion this week and doesn't play poorly, then hell, I'd say pull out Goldson and move Clements to FS and Lewis is at SS then come offseason we grab a safety (preferably via draft, and early on in draft) that if need be, can step in the following season if Lewis goes down or hell, if Lewis does go down, that safety can compete with Goldson for the FS spot as we'd move Nate down to SS...
Even if this Clements to nickleback is just a temporary thing and for "strategy", this is still something we should look into because of Michael Lewis' condition and for AT LEAST this season...next season we just have to address it in the offseason...
Offseason Things To Do
I feel like those are our BIGGEST concerns PENDING Alex Smiths play for the remainder of the season...
Now bring it together men, lets end today on a good note, get out there and get f**ked up, and see what the Niners got for the Colts tomorrow
[ Edited by GameOver on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:24 PM ]