Originally posted by 5280High:
Can someone explain why Reggie Smith isn't in any of these discussions?
He's looked solid when given the opportunities and by all reports has been our best DB in TC albeit only 4 practices. Aside from being a physical beast how has Mays outplayed Smith in anyway last season at the safety position?
I want them both to succeed, but Mays looks like more of a roleplayer than a starter. Would still like to see him in a 2-4-5 alignment and he can be the hybrid LB/DB... if he learns to wrap up.
Maiocco says Smith looks to be the most gameday ready of the secondary. Looks like he's been pretty good.
I also wouldn't mind giving T. Brown a shot. He's faster than Clements, much smaller, but if he can be a Dre Bly type then that's all we can ask for considering where he was drafted.
Aside from SS, I'm actually not too concerned with the starters on defense as they stand. The biggest problem is depth, especially considering the inevitable injuries.