Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by JimDrinkAMiller:
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.
first im wrong thanks for catching that for me.
Second woodson is still a great safety, just with age comes multiple factors, injuriy liability, slowing down etc so no tsam in there right mind would sign him to a huge long contract its just a fact of the sport.
Third, yes potential. Hes had multpile injury riddled seasons since drafted but most times hes come back as a solid player.
Im not sayinf whitner is a bad safety at all given the chance i wouldnt mind keeping him depending on how well the rest of our secondary does this season. hes excellwnt against the run good tackler and he is a hell of a veteran leader for our secondary. I think him staying on the team all hinges on 2 things how well he plays this season and if he improves on some of his weaknesses and how much money he wants.
I was just saying if woodson was that good he would've gotten more like 4-5 mil instead of 1.8, I realize nobody was going to give him a multi year deal. I think landry is a more talented player but that's just my opinion. I don't know how PFF ranks him 67th or w/e he was ranked, that just seems ridiculous to me.
I agree completely on your last statement on whitner.