Originally posted by Squidp:
Originally posted by sfout:
Sorry to be a d**k but did you even read what he wrote because your counter point has almost nothing to do with what he said......
Culliver is our best cover corner, the statistics dont lie, Brown is the 2nd best but he gets called for mad penalties, Rogers is our weakest link as he relies heavily on film study and half time adjustments to be effective(this has been document by the media and Rogers admits its his biggest positive and negative)
You're fine. I was disagreeing with idea that you put the weaker corner to cover the slot.
Stats do not tell the entire truth and while i am impressed with Cully he typically is not matched up against the opposing teams best option at WR.
Typically not matched up with the best WR? Teams like the Rams and Giants are ATYPICAL in the NFL. Week by week this is who Cully has covered
Week 1: Greg Jennings / Jordy Nelson - base downs he guarded Jennings IIRC, on passing downs he guarded Nelson, the best deep threat on GB
Week 2: Calvin Johnson - Best WR in football?
Week 3: Malcom Jenkins - Most physical WR on the vikings, Harvin lined up out of the backfield most of the game if not in the slot
Week 4: Chaz Schilens - Again the most physical WR on their team, also think he covered Holmes on certain plays
Week 5: Donald Jones / Stevie Johson
Week 6: Dominek Hixon - I dont recall if he guarded Nicks at all but this was his weakest game of the season 4 receptions for 78 yards
Week 7: Golden Tate - was the player I recall him guarding this game, I dont think Tate had a catch...
Week 8: Michael Floyd - again not best option but most physical WR on their roster, not sure how much of Fitz he saw
Week 10 : Brian Quick - Again probably their 4th best WR Givens was out and Cully's worst play of the season came when he fell trying to do bump n run allowing a TD
Week 11: Brandon Marshall / Earl Bennet: allowed that garbage time TD for Marshall but overall a god game against their 2 best WRs
Week 12: Pretty much all of them but primarily Lance Moore(2nd best WR) - Had a great game but gave up a big defensive holding call
Week 13: Pretty much the same as last rams game but I think he guarded Pettis and Quick since Amendola was out
Week 14: Brian Hartline - their #1 - not sure if he guarded anyone else
But against better teams at least on passing downs he is typically matched up against their best WR. Nelson, Johnson, Moore(Rogers would guard Colston in the slot), Stevie Johnson. etc
Based off that sample he is clearly our most versatile corner and I'm sure he could play slot corner but slot corners as mentioned above typically get a lot of safety help which Cully does not need so he stays outside against bigger, faster(not quicker) players.