Originally posted by lamontb:
Every safety on the roster is a back up. It's a problem.
Everyone keeps talking about CB, like that's the reason our pass D sucks.
Did anyone watch the top Ds this year play without their free safeties? The Jets and Steelers both really struggled when they lost Leonhard and Polomalu. They have great Ds, but without those players their CBs look way more beatable.
My point is, I think what's really held the 9ers back for years is that we haven't had good safeties. I'd rather see us use a high pick on a free safety than a CB.
I said the same thing last year, btw, when I really wanted Earl Thomas. I still think Mays could be a good player, but I don't think he's ever going to be the type of center fielder that allows CBs to play with more confidence.