Can Leigh Bodden become a "Shut Down: corner?
posted at 12/13/2009 12:34 PM ESTIn Sunday's Patriots radio show , Scott Zolak stated that when ty law played for the Pats he owned a qurter of the field. Because of this, the pats were able to "free up a safety" for blitzes etc.
Can Bodden do something similar? Or do we need more of a pass rush to make the corners more effective?
Re: Can Leigh Bodden become a "Shut Down: corner?
posted at 12/13/2009 12:41 PM ESTJury is still out for me. Teams don't seem too afraid to throw in his direction. So, for now he's a good CB but not the shutdown corner.
I'm not sure any of the current CBs are shutdown quality. Darius Butler may become that person but I don't know if these guys are not reaching their potential yet because they are still learning the Patriots defense schemes if what we are seeing is what we're going to get.
Next year's draft could be telling. If you see a CB go high to the Patriots that could be your answer.