Re: Dispelling a Myth
posted at 2/11/2013 4:06 PM EST
In response to pcmIV's comment:
There seems to be a lot of people posting lately about getting a big corner to improve the secondary. Part of this is driven by the success of Sherman and Browner in Seattle who are both huge. That being said there are lots of productive corners who are listed at 6 feet or less such as Darrelle Revis, Jonathan Joseph, Tim Jennings, Lardarius Webb, Champ Bailey, Asante Samuel, Carlos Rogers, Cortland Finnegan and Brandon Flowers. There are probably more.
The point here is that size is an overrated attribute in DBs. It is a nice bonus, but if you're good you're good.
That has always my point about WR's as well.
Is he practically uncoverable, consistent reliable hands, stay healthy and on the field, able to be on the same page as Brady, block, good with YAC?
For me size would fall behind all of those. Granted size may or may not contribute to some of those other attributes.
All things being equal however, who would not take the taller WR.
It will always be the same way. Some guys can just play and others can not. The measurables alone simply do not tell the story.