Oakland Cut Huff

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    Oakland Cut Huff

    Here is another safety to consider.

    Is he any good?

     
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    Re: Oakland Cut Huff

    Huff is very good.  I think he is the best safety on the market.  He was very good at safety 2 years ago.  Oakland was forced to move him around the past two years.  Last season he played CB because that defense was so atrocious in the passing game.  Huff, when he plays his natural safety position has the speed to cover the field and his ability to play solid coverage from the safety position makes him very attractive.  Consider me someone who does not believe that we need a thumper for a safety.  I think we need two safeties with greater range who can read the plays as they are developing and make plays on the football.  I think having Huff and McCourty would provide some serious range in the middle of our defense, as the league becomes more pass oriented every year.

     
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    Re: Oakland Cut Huff

    Mccourty can play in the box just fine. He might not be a big thumper, but he is a sure tackler . 

     

     
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    Re: Oakland Cut Huff

    The fact that Gregory started last year next to McCourty shows that BB doesn't necessarily see the need of having the strong safety.  It has become obvious that to defend passing in this league you need safeties that can cover greater portions of the field and have the ability to cover man to man.  Huff and McCourty would provide this on the field at the same time.  And I would also add that both have the ability to cover tight ends.  If Huff can match up with Roddy White and Julio Jones (as he did last season) he can match up with any tight end in the league.

    The way the Patriots linebackers and line are composed right now, they should be able to defend the run with just 7 in the box.  That's the benefit of having Big Vince and big sturdy LB's such as Spikes, Hightower, and Mayo.  They need sure tacklers at safety, which McCourty and Huff are.  They need help covering the pass and Huff would provide that.

     
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    Re: Oakland Cut Huff

    Two years ago profootballfocus, a website who charts everygame ranked Huff as the #2 safety in the game.  The year after he played quite a bit in the slot and last year he played a lot of outside CB.  He's shown versatility as he's had success wherever he's been asked to play.  I think the fact that he can cover someone who's 6'3 220 and runs a 4.3 40 means that he could cover someone who's 6'6 265 and ran a 4.65 (even though I'm hoping they're on the same team).  Julio Jones can outjump Gronk so the height is less of a factor.  And I'll clue you in on something, there aren't 6'5 safeties in the league.

     
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