Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Honestly I think Brock is better than Nmandi. He may be an upgrade. I don't miss him at all.
Nmandi.... He can't defend the pass, the run or tackle at all.
Nnamdi actually hasn't been that bad in pass coverage. PFF has him ranked 6th in league in coverage. He appears to be locking down his receivers. The missed tackles are discouraging.
Brock has missed his fair share of tackles. Brock also blew a couple of coverage's in preseason.
I don't think Brock is upgrade. He's only played one full game at nickel. He wasn't stellar but I will admit he was solid.
The fact of the matter is he had a chance in the preseason to grab the #3. I think Fangio gave him all the chances in the world to make it happen.
His spot on the depth chart is correct, and I don't see Fangio giving an injured players spot away.
That being said Brock will get his chances throughout the season. His performance this season have been encouraging, and I think he could be a long-term option at CB. I'm sure the coaching staff is considering this as well so will see.