Re: Mark barron
posted at 2/23/2012 4:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: Mark barron
[QUOTE]LOL You really didn't need to admit that you wanted and like Eric Weddle. The guy is one of the poster boys for overrated and overpaid. I'm not sure why your waiting on " my list " , when there is no list. I'm sorry man but your not making much sense here. In one post you say that the S position is not being taken out of the game. And then admit that teams are spending more time in nickel/dime packages. The position is absolutely be taken out of the game , there's no debate about that. You don't see teams going after and paying big money for them. Except for SD , how'd that work out for them? You don't see teams targeting S's early on in the draft. For a reason! The giants just won a SB by taking a S off the field! They matched up with teams by playing in their " big " nickel package. GB also had a lot success taking S's off the field last year in different sub packages.
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What are they gonna call a cover 2 defense when they don't utilizie safeties? Who then has responsibility for the deep half? I mean, I see your point, it's not like safeties are valuable players that are used all over the field, deep half/third, single high or in the slot or down in the box or as a blitzer. They'll be phased out like fullbacks before we know it...
Also, if safeties aren't needed or are being phased out, why did BB move DMC to S? I mean aren't S's being taken out of the game? Seems odd that BB would put one of his defensive/team captains at such a valueless position... I also find it odd that a coach with the reputation as a defensive mastermind would put so much stock (one 1st rounder (Meriweather) and two 2nd round picks (Wilson/Chung)) into such a valueless position during his time in NE? Heck, it's clear that Rodney had no impact on their defense during his time here... useless safeties...
Nickel/Dime means an extra player or two in coverage (an extra CB or S or LB etc.), it doesn't mean they have to remove a safety from the field.
The NYG won the Super Bowl because they had the best front 4 in the NFL, to go along with a very good group of QB/WR's that were matched up against an average to below average defense with a poor secondary. They also made the plays when they had to when NE did not... it also didn't help that Gronk was a shell of himself and relegated to decoy, which didn't fool anyone.
Yeah GB is an awesome example, they were very good vs. the pass this season.