Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Would I disagree... about... ?? Culliver being better in the slot than Rogers? Because I already firmly agree that Brown would be better in the slot. Culliver? Eh... not sure he's be any better than Rogers has been. I think NC nailed what Culliver does well.
Rogers just doesn't seem prepared, if I am honest... so maybe the $ has affected his preparation level. He also looks stiff and lacking in recovery burst.
That either one would be better in the slot than Rogers on 3rd down but I do agree if it's a smaller slot WR than Brown is more fit to cover. We don't mix things around like some teams where our best CB follows their best WR no matter where he goes. Brown is on the right, Carlos on the left and then in nickel Culliver goes to left and Carlos goes inside.
As for Rogers he gave up yards last year to it's just that the ball found him at times last year. Anyone thinking he would repeat 6 ints was crazy. It's not like he was lock down last year either. He's a solid corner, you could tell he's slowing and older though. I'm not so sure he's let down because of the money. You have to remember too guys that we play soft coverage and off and we are willing to give the underneath throws. We just don't want to get beat deep. The stat said we were the only team to not give up a 20 yarder pass play (up until yesterday). That's our formula. A lot of teams play off; if we played up in their face we'd eliminate those dink and dunk stuff but you have the risk of what happened on the 36 yard td where one guys misses on a tackle/jam, etc and he's gone. With playing off a bit you keep everything in front of you and make them earn their way down the field and then tighten up in the more compact end zone area. I will say though we have to draft a CB this year. Move Cox to #5... upgrade and make the whole position that much better.