Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
I think that number reflects more on the trend of using bigger, faster TE to take advantage of the mismatch on a SS in the end zone. I remember a couple of times where Whitner had good coverage in the end zone but the TE just made a better catch. (i.e. Vikes game) They wouldn't be doing that between the 20's, the TE would get blown up.
Two things: if it worked last season, teams will continue to exploit the weakness, and secondly, I think we're going to see less and less of this "blowing up the receiver" kind of play and more and more pure coverage because the NFL is going to keep trying to cut down on head injuries. This trend might explain why the Niners are less than aggressive in trying to keep Goldson. His game is all about "blowing up" receivers.
LB and the SS are the toughest positions on the defense because offense will always try to take advantage of the guys with the most responsibilities on the run and pass -- LB and SS. If we want to change the trend than we would have to find a bigger, faster and quicker SS
Even then, it's not a sure thing because it's like --- read and react -- run or pass--- by the time you see pass it might just be too late, the guy is behind you.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Mar 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM ]