Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by JimDrinkAMiller:
excuse me for not thinking too much about what pff has to say on the matter but they do have woodson ranked about 30 spots higher than landry who signed a multi year contract worth around 6 mil a year compared to woodson's 1 year 1.8 mil dollar contract.. A lot of different teams showed more interest in landry than woodson and landry was picked up waaay earlier than woodson. I tend to think those teams know more than pff.
Again we had 11 draft picks to find a prospect safety to groom in a draft loaded with safety talent and what did we do? We only took reid. Yeah he could play SS in the future but I'll wait until I see it first. You could think he is the weak link all you want but there were options out there to imrpove if harbalke felt the need to but they didn't. Instead we got craig dahl and that vatrone character.
Woodson got a tiny contract late because of age, Landry got a big contract because of potential (and because its the Jets).
First I thought landry signed with the colts not the jets...
Second woodson got a tiny contract because of his ability as well as his age. His abilities have diminished over the years..
Third, potential? really, I mean we aren't talking about the draft here. Landry had some pretty productive years in Washington. Yes obviously they think he has a lot more potential than he showed last season but they also paid him based on his past production.
Let me conclude this by saying that I do not think whitner is that great of a safety but I do think he is better than some of you are saying he is. He did have a dreadful year last season but I think he can improve in pass coverage. He will not miss 14 tackles or w/e it was again, you can bank on that.
Also some of you make me laugh. Your saying that whitner won't ever be good in coverage because he is simply too small, but you think Trenton robinson who is smaller than whitner will be better? Don't forget that ed reed is also 5'10 and was one of the best coverage safeties of all time. Whitner just isn't very fluid in coverage but players can adapt and improve, so we will see how he fairs this coming season.