Re: DMac as starting FS from here on out. Thoughts?
posted at 11/3/2012 2:46 PM EDT
In response to Neal Page's comment:
Although he looks comfortable doing it, I wouldn't. Here's why:
1. He's still a good CB. I don't care what anyone says. The back end stability is the big reason this CB thing has seen some inconsistency.
Yes it has and Wilson, Gregory, Chung haven't provided any stability behind the CB's. Without help overtop the CB's underneath are useless. McCourty has been our best S so far this year so if you remove him you remove any help overtop and WR's will still run free once they get behind the CB's
2. If he is your FS, that really thins out your CB pool itself especially with Arrington with a concussion now. You could cut someone else and promote Sterling Moore off the PS, sure. That would leave him with Dennard, Talib and Cole. Cole hurt his leg as well, so you're currently sitting on 2 injured CBs with on IR. Way too thin.
It thins out the CB core but what about the S core? That's already thin as is. If it wasn't then they wouldn't have McCourty back there the last 2 games. Still this is your strongest argument
3. You would have 2 Safeties who wouldn't have a role at all. It's not like Wilson or Gregory can be moved to CB.
It's situational coverage. They would have roles in those situations. In nickle and dime packages Gregory would fit well and Wilson hasn't been been all that great so far anyways. At least not starting quality yet. He's still a rook and needs to learn but regardless once Chung comes back Wilsons going to be on the bench and subbing for him anyways so it's a moot point by you
McCourty is a nice luxury for BB, but it's more a second option than it is a solution, IMO.
Whether you see him as a luxary or not having Dennard, Talib, and McCourty on the field at the same time is better then having one of them on the bench for a lesser player