Re: How good is Hightower?
posted at 10/23/2013 5:26 PM EDT
In response to Getzo's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to pats-fan-2007's comment:
I hear much praise for Hightower, but I rarely see him make an impact.
What am I missing?
He IS pretty good at stuffing the run and can rush the passer. He cant cover downfield same as the other backers we have. BB has succeeded in drafting 3 tackling machines that cant cover in a passing league. Bet you Rusty wont point THAT out...lol
Fact is Mayo isnt any good at covering either but he does a good job at staying WITH the Wr/TE which usually discourages a throw to his area. When a QB has confidence and still throws it,. weve seen Mayo cant make a play on the ball. He faceguards and tries to get his hands up at last minute but we saw vs Tony G, that technique is rarely effective and gets flagged for P/I. I heard Fletcher could cover and would help but he has been a no show. Our Backers never were good in coverage, but our pass rush back in the day negated it and we always gave up yards in the flat. We miss mayo cuz he had the speed to stick to them, but he has no ball skills. You would think by now BB would have just drafted a 230 lb undersized backer and call it a day but ahhhh, one must stop the run first....How did that work out last week? Not much ypc, but they sure KEPT the ball and played keep away.
Collins has been lost. Not a good sign for a 2nd round pick. Gregory cant cover TE's. We have a F*ck situtation going on with covering TE's. Its not gonna chance this year, unfortunately. Maybe we can trade Hightower for Chris Clemons...Who it that? Oh, we will see him next week. See what a real Safety looks like.
Pump the breaks bro, let's revisit what Collins is next year. I know BB took him in the second, but that's not his fault. You can say he's a second round pick and needs to contribute as BB invested a lot in him; however, they got the guy they wanted who may need sometime to learn the game.
I am sure he is trying to learn the game and find his nitch. Which the staff is trying to figure out his best role on the team as well.
I'm willing to wait on Collins/cross my fingers, etc, but isn't it getting a little old saying let's wait till next year? It seems like that is all that happens every year around here...wait till we draft that defensive lineman next year! Next year we'll get those receivers! Next year Tavon Wilson will look good and you'll all look like a bunch of trolls!! Next year Ocho Cinco will learn the play book and everything will look genius! Next year Maroney will finally figure things out. Next year Butler and Merriweather will form one of the deadliest secondaries in football, along with Bodden!! We are saving money right now, because of next year...you'll see!! All good free agents will be on the market next year! The draft is weak this year, so we'll be better off selecting in the first, next year!! Just wait...a guy like Vareen will be catching 80 passes, next year! Amendola will stay healthy, next year!!
Its football...things can change in a instant, there is no reason to wait until next year...not when you have a Tom Brady. That's just dumb.