Originally posted by hateroids84:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
I'd rather see that money go to Bowman before Goldson.
Everyone keeps saying this, but we need Goldson more than we need Bowman since we have Patrick Willis.
You left out "It's my opinion that...". Bowman is almost as important as Willis. If you recall the previous year with Takeo Spikes next to Willis, they looked good, but Takeo doesn't have Bowman's range. Once you put Bowman and Willis next to each other, as a defensive coordinator you have the luxury of dropping one of them into coverage or having the range to cover rushes to both sides. With just Willis, you couldn't count on that kind of range from Takeo. With Bowman, our defense goes from a top 10 defense to a top 3 defense.
With Dashon, I don't really see him being that difficult to replace. He's good at getting into the box and hitting people downhill, but if they get behind him, Dashon is as good as burnt. I love some of the hits he's put on other teams, like that Tampa Bay hit...that was ridiculous. But he has almost no recovery ability and his secondary defense is average to below average. We need to start grooming other players at free safety, not only for depth but an improvement in coverage, which is where our defense could use improvement.