Re: McCourty at FS Going Forward?
posted at 1/3/2012 12:52 PM EST
In Response to Re: McCourty at FS Going Forward?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: McCourty at FS Going Forward? : I like that idea as well, I just dont know who will be yeary next year. If they draft a CB(which they should) and get another in free agency, there may not be a spot for Molden. I agree Moore is a keeper because he has shown up well in limited reps. I think for this secondary to improve it starts with getting better quality players and lets face it, these guys are trying but probably dont belong on an NFL field. Idebgo couldnt cut it as the 3rd safety in NY behind E.Smith who is AWFUL. I dont think Idengho should be on the field outside of special teams and even there he hasnt done anything lately. I would keep S.Brown over him. Bring in Landry who's price will drop due to inuries the last couple years. You have the problem solved. Draft your prospect to groom for your often injured starting safeties and let the best Cb's in August play. As for Edleman, I like the way he competes. He can tackle and make plays but he isnt ideal as a nickel as he cant cover that well. Just hasnt been exposed yet, but shouldnt we want a real nickel CB next year? These guys are sooooo good that they rank 32nd in the league?! Gonna be the same shyt next year if we dont upgrade. Passing offenses are getting more leeway every year.
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
The only issue I have with drafting both a CB and a S is that there are a lot of other positions that need/could be filled with those picks. Are you really going to use a pick to replace the #5 CB on the team, Molden? Unless it's a late pick it seems like a watse and even then it's really a gamble if he would be better then Molden. The value just isn't there, unless you don't sign a vet CB and need a starting caliber CB to play across from Ras.
imo Edelman with a full off-season to work could become a viable nickel CB, at least in press. If you are playing zone that's why you have a player like Moore. During zone coverage you could toss Moore into that slot coverage. That flexibility allows you to play to the others strengths in the slot without giving up what the scheme is for the outside CB's.
Brown and Ihedigbo can be interchangeable and I might bring both into camp to see who wins out honestly. I just see Ihedigbo being more of a SS then Brown and that would be the backup role I'd put him in.
When I look at why the secondary was ranked 32nd I break it down to 3 primary reasons:
1) No help over top - Our FS's have been horrible this year and have given zero help over top forcing the CB's to play well off their man. It opens up quick slants, hooks, and go routes without that over the top help.
Having a full time FS in McCourty, Goldson, or Lester should help fix this issue
2) Confusion in coverage - at times the CB's look lost and get turned around easily.
Ras didn't seem to have that issue when he played and having a vet presence on half the field will greatly reduce it too. With help over top, a vet who doesn't get turned around, and no more revolving door guys as starters I see a lot of the confusion disappearing
3) Lack of pass rush - Outside of Anderson and Carter who provided pressure? We were one of the worst teams when QB pressure is involved. You can clearly see the difference it makes with the secondary when we get pressure verses when we don't.
If you can resign Anderson and Carter and instead of using high picks on DB's you use them on front 7 players that can provide pressure this might the thing that helps improve the secondary the most