Originally posted by Donnies49ers:
It only happens when an elite corner gets old usually they go to a nickel....Ronnie Lott is hard to forget!
Ronnie Lott was slow as molassas, but he was a student of the game. That is why a veteran CB that have been around can usually make the trasition if they are willing. There experience gives them that ability to see things in the pass situation, especially when they sit back there, they can see or read things that develope. The other key is that they know what their teammates tendencies are.
What I find funny is that the fans want a perfect cb, which doesn't exist. As good as Dieon was in the season he was with us, Jerry Rice and John Taylor owned him. Dieon would have a harder time compared to Lott cause Dieon relied on his physical talent where are Lott used not only his physicality but his mind. A lot of people get caught up in numbers at the combine, but if the person that is a student of the game will last longer cause they know what to do so that they are not that often out of position.