Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by lamontb:
I think they would need new interior lineman to go full time four man front. A lot of times i think he's so conservative b/c he's scared s**t less of letting Whitner cover anybody. Willis and Bowman spend a lot of time doing what a good safety should be able to do. Like Seattle can leave Wright or Irvin to be a spy/blitzer b/c Cam Chancellor can actually cover and shut down his opponent. He totally takes Vernon out of the game and that frees up a lot
Soooooooooooooo agree. And I can't blame him for that. Both Whitner and Reid (40 yards deep already) letting Baldwin get behind them for a 51 yard gain on a 9 second scramble is absolutely inexusable. Horrendous. I think this is the year we let Whitner walk and this is exactly why I want us to draft another FS...not SS. FS. We need speed, recognition, IQ and range back there. Once you have two Reid-like players back there, you can now free up Bowman and Willis from so much underneath coverage and allow them to play more down hill, blitz and roam sideline to sideline. It also allows Fangio to switch his focus from so many DB's to added pressure/pass rushers up at the LOS and allow the CB's to play more press. Reid free'd up Whitner to play in the box mostly last year. This year, if we get another Reid-like FS, he'll free Fangio up.
Exactly, and buck is dead on about Ward. nice prospect