Re: Rally C
posted at 6/1/2013 2:17 PM EDT
In response to ATJ's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
Rally, I take you at your word as to who you are and what you've done but I must confess that I'm having some difficulty following your explanations. And, no, I don't find you intimidating at all nor do I have any expectations beyond reasoned and insightful responses to our inquiries. I acknowledge that your responses may be all of that but I'm just not able to 'get there from here.' No disrespect intended; just being candid.
ATJ, I am sorry that I can't be more clear on what I try to say. The fact that some folks here actually believe that I should speak a certain way, or present myself according to a standard is confusing to me too. See, when I listen to Majic Johnson analyze basketball, I accept that he's not a professor, but just a dude who played basketball very well. I guess I should be a football technologist! Thanks, ATJ. You wouldn't happen to be in Atlanta now with those initials, would ya? If so, we are neighbors.
Not in Atlanta, Rally. Grew up in Boston, moved around quite a bit courtesy of Uncle Sam, now live in Connecticut.
Not entirely sure why I'm having difficulty understanding what you're saying so I'll simply chaulk it up to differences in perspective. I've played the game but certainly not at your level and I'm guessing that's part of it.
You were a corner, Rally. What do you think of the current crop of DBs?
ATJ, I am a native Bostonian myself, born in th old Chelsea Naval Hospital, just moved around quite a bit as Dad was USN for 30-yrs, but all family now still in BOS. My work recently has taken me all over the world, but ATL is home for a while.... BOS will always be home in my heart!
To answer your question, as a former CB, my thoughts on our present DBs......We have watched through some tough times, no doubt. But, I absolutely feel that with Talib and Dennnard at CB we will have the strongest set of corners to guard the "outside 3rd's" since back in the Asante days. At safety, D MAC has found the position that gives him best chance to be a regular All-pro as his style and instincts are best served when he doesn't have to turn away from watching the play as it developes. He is an excellent tackler and reads plays exceptionally well as long as he doesn't have to worry about truning his hips, and looking away from the ball, and then recapturing the situation, as in CB! Kye Arrington has the perfect blend of agility and pysicality to be in the slot, and having speed linebackers like Jamie Collins, et al, is going to take a whole lot of pressure off the safeties as we have LBs that will be able to run with backs and TEs now. The safeties will be able to be more aggressive and not have to worry as much about those TEs/RBs breaking into the "middle third" uncovered. So many plays involving those types unjustly made our DBs look bad the last couple of seasons. We now have 3 legit FSs with both of the Wilsons and Gregory. To me, Tavon will be a star one day. Overall, we have a secondary with experience together for the most part, resulting in great chemistry. There is no doubt in my mind that this years' D will be the best the Pats have had in many years, and their depth will ensure that injuries aren't as nearly devastating as we've seen in the past. Back to DBs.....The best group we've had in a long, long time. If we don't win the Superbowl this season, it won't be because of our secondary. As a matter of fact, I feel sure that it won't be because of our D period. So, I think we win it all this year and I don't say that every year like some........