Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
He is a solid hitter i agree, but he is not on goldson level as far as reckless abandon is concerned. He will be the better more rounded safety long term though.
reckless abandon doesn't make you a good hitter though.
he is on goldson level and anyone as far as inflicting pain and sending a message.
he was smacking green bay wr's and you could see them hearing footsteps while he was in.
wilson tested him and he ran the route better than the wr did and picked it off and after that they didn't attempt any down field passes until he was out of the game.
and on the play he got hurt in the seattle game it was an open field solo tackle on marshawn lynch and marshawn lynch went right down.. hard... no beast mode.
colts game same thing.
rams game same thing.
he just needs to clean up tackling when he's running up.. he over pursues sometimes and doesn't get a chance to wrap up. but if his feet are set and you're coming at him you're going down.
and if you throw it deep... he's coming down with the ball, like even on the free play the packers had where aaron threw it to the end zone... reid was not only there. but he went up higher than the wr and made a clear catch.. it didn't count but it did send a message. the ball if its in the air is his... forget the hit. he's going for the pick or the deflection first. if you happen to complete it then he is going to wrap his arms around you and throw you to the ground