Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Clememts has always been better pressing around the line of scrimmage. We just haven't used him that way. But we should. It's when he's the most effective. And he's still our best CB BTW abeit overpaid.
Well said. He's an incredible open field tackler, his performance against the Vikes last year was phenomenal.
Unfortunately, his performance against the Vikes also highlighted one of his primary liabilities: he's fearless about rolling the bones on a pick off. Ultimately, that comes down to a judgement call. I personally don't mind an aggressive CB and I'm willing to accept the substantial risks that come with an aggressive CB, reasonable men can disagree on that, though. Fortunately our safties should be better this year, so his penchant for risk taking shouldn't hurt us as dearly. *Knocks on wood.*