Re: Harrison talking about Wilson Signing
posted at 3/31/2013 3:03 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
Good to hear Rodney confirm essentially what most of us were saying:
“I think he can come in especially during nickel and dime situations, and come down (close to the line) and play that second linebacker position like I did. He’s physical enough to help out in the run game, but he can also cover tight ends. So he can be that guy next to (Jerod) Mayo who can come in and really make a difference in that nickel and dime package. "
So basically even Rodney said that Wilson will be used situationally in a specific role to best utilize his abilities. Glad to hear Rodney confirm what I've been saying since the signing. A good signing that will be used situationally to have the most effect on the field and not necessarily a starter
Perfect. Now if the Pats could only get someone to start opposite McCourty that doesnt look lost like Gregory.
I would assume Rodney is talking about Wilson as a 20-25% of the snaps guy, assuming at 33-34 he can stay healthy.
Here we go:
Exhibit B, folks. We had Exhibit A above with PatsEng, who also has turned into a BB basher.
"If he can stay healthy"
Classic RKrap. Overrates every mediocre signing or overpaid FAs for other AFC teams and then claims things like this for a future HOF Safety.
BB plays a nickel base in lile 75% of the snaps. This means we'll see more dime type stuff with BB using Wilson like a coverage or taking off a Spikes or Hightowers more than a Wilson.
He's not going to be riding the bench. You don't take off a future HOFer who makes your entire D better due to what kind of formation you're supposed to play (non nickel or dime).
Dumb as a bag of rocks.
BB is drooling over the possibilites for Wilson in his D and you and PatsEng are making it seem like he'll see the field 25% of the time, which is false.
A player with this kind of a skill set is bad news for opposing offenses. Wilson was also mot taken off the the field last year due to performance either, it was due to them moving on, being out of the playoffs and debuting other young players who may or may not be in their plans after Wilson was leaving.
You would be 100% correct if Wilson was between 27 and 32 years old. But he will be 34 this season and has clearly lost a step.
I do feel BB will be able to utilize Wilson in an effective role, but it will end up as 23-30% of the snaps.
I also agree that the hope is that Tavon Wilson gets 50% of the snaps. But he did not play well last season, and IMO the jury is still out with him.