Originally posted by JamesGatz83:Originally posted by GNielsen:Sorry, but your logic doesn't work here. The move would not be BECAUSE he played safety in college. That is only relevant to explain why he might be fine with a move to safety. There is no reason to move Miller to DE - he's one of the league's best Fullbacks. There is no reason to move Staley to TE - he's one of the league's best left tackles. The defensive backfield, on the other hand, has a couple problems. They need better coverage skills. If you've got a corner who has played safety and is good in coverage and you're problem is bad coverage from the safety, it makes sense to consider making that corner a safety. I suppose if you'd been around at the time you would have been against moving Ronnie Lott to safety. Sometimes corners with good size become good cover safeties.
Bingo. Nicely done with the Ronnie Lott reference. Having someone at FS with the range and coverage ability of Culliver would be ideal in the modern NFL. The trend in that direction has already started.
When did Culliver all of a sudden develop free safety cover skills? His biggest deficiency is tracking the ball in the air. Not exactly a skill you want in a free safety.