posted at 2/1/2011 9:25 AM EST
In Response to Re: BUTLER
[QUOTE]This being his third year, I hope to see something from Butler. Almost everytime I see him out there, he looks almost comletely lost. My biggest issue is I've NEVER seen him find the ball in the air, he strictly face-guards. It seems like a horrible habit he can't break now, or created after being drafted because he's having trouble grasping the D. I don't know, but 2 full off seasons, and 3 trainging camps should be enough to get it. If not now, I don't think ever, but I would absolutely give him a real shot one more season. As for Bodden, I was never one of his biggest fans. He was the best corner on a team in 09 that had no good corners. Add to that he's coming off an injury, and he's not exactly a rookie, and I don't know if I should expect much from him. If he can come back and be a solid #2 behind McCourty I will feel I was very wrong about him in 09 and be thrilled to have a reliable corner opposite the budding star. Just throwing safety out there too while we're in the secondary. I love Chung, I think he'll be anywhere fomr a solid starter to regular Pro Bowler. I'm not a fan of Merriweather. He's a lightning rod, I don't think I need to go into reasons, people around here either like him, or loathe him. Put me in the latter. Page and Sanders are ok as 3rd/4th safeties. The one wild card for me is McGowan. He came out of nowhere, played very well towards the end of the season (bumping Merriweather down the chart at times) and got hurt and missed the year. Horrible timing. Again, I never know what to expect form a guy who missed a hole season, but I really liked the way this guy played. Big hitter, but fundamentally sound and didn't seem prone to freelancing. I like the S position for 2011. It's also prove it time for Merriweather. This will be his 5th full season, he's not young anymore and needs to start establishing himself as a leader with words AND actions, or get ready to join Maroney in anonimity.
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
I think Page is better than McGowan. McGowan had a good first half of 2009 and then disappeared.
I'd like to see more of Page here involved more so than he was. Hopefully, he can stay healthy if they bring him back.
Good news here is they have guys who know the system and have differing skill sets so BB can mix and match.
BB likes Merriweather, so unless he's dealt and they go Safety in the draft for future investment, he's likely your starting Safety.
Don't forget they like Barrett enough to deal for him and IR him and Brett Lockett is still here as well.