Originally posted by miked1978:
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Yes, this is the weakest unit on the team.
None of the Niners CBs have the "swag" that is the hallmark of good CBs. IMO it almost counts for more than physical size. Culliver comes the closest but he cannot back it up yet. The fact that Brown is considered the strongest member of that unit, only highlights the team's weak position, because Brown is as timid as they come in his demeanor. I was hoping that the Niners would pick up Janorice Jenkins last season (small, but plenty of swagger) or even Mattieu this year (swagger). But probably they didn't pass the "character" test. Sometimes it almost seems that they go hand in hand, swagger = poor character. Lol!
Maybe Morris and Cooper will light a spark and Asomugha will rediscover his confidence.
No doubt the Niners will address this deficiency in next year's draft.
Why does a corner have to have "swag"??? For years Asomugha was considered to be the 2nd best corner in the NFL and i wouldn't associate him with a player that has a lot of swag. Neither would i with Revis but that is arguable. Does Champ Bailey have swag?
To me the signs of a good corner are the ones you never hear their name called unless they pick a ball off.
I'm just doing a poor job of describing "swag" as I mean it. These are somewhat subjective anyway. Some may describe it as the "it factor" or "passing the eye test".
The cornerback position by nature is somewhat reactive, however, by "swag" I mean to suggest a CB who is somewhat proactive. Someone who has the attitude that the ball, whenever it comes in his direction, is his, not the receivers. He has that confidence about his play. The great ones, for sure, had it. Revis? Yes, for sure, more than anyone who I've seen. Sure, Bailey too. Looking at Asomugha with the Raiders, he was the man.
Usually if you have one on a team, it influences the play of the others and can be infectious. The Rams have a couple: Jenkins and Finnegan. Peterson comes to mind with the Cardinals. We know about the Seahawks. I just don't see the Niners as having that guy; they don't seems composed or collected under pressure IMO.