Re: Tavon Wilson. A Look Back at the Missed Opportunities
posted at 8/15/2013 2:40 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I honestly believe you are looking at the situation incorrectly. BB is not going to draft the best college player available. Most likely he is not going to draft the best potential pro player. He is going to draft the player he feels will fit into his system the best.
T Wilson did not set the world on fire in college. But BB wants a S that will offer very good run support, create turn overs, and be able to cover most TE's when called upon. In this system, the S is going to give up pass plays. BB will live with those every now and then as long as the S is carrying out his primary assignment.
Thats why yoy cannot look at other players that have done well elsewhere andlament that they ere passed over here. CMathews is always the prime example of "we should have taken him"! But in BB's system, Clay would not have been able to set the edge, would have been caught looking in at the QB and bite on play action, etc, etc....BB would not have set Clay loose to simply chase the QB playing this defense.
So many point to the fact that TWilson is giving up pass plays, same as last year. But he is also supporting the run in a big way, creating turnovers and covering most TE's. I would assume BB is very happy with that in a 2nd year player.
Compare him to Merriwhether..look at Merri's stats...QB pressures, fumbles caused, defensive player of the week, pro bowl selection....but the next PRSEASON he is released, because he wasnt playing BB's system the way BB wanted him to....T WIlson is playing the system the way BB wants him to.
EXCEPT when he is in cover 2. I dont think BB likes his biting up and taking the cheese and letting recievers get behind him for TD's.
of course he doesnt "like" it...but his primary responsibility is run support, create turnovers and cover the TE...getting beat deep by a speed WR is going to also be part of the package in playing this defense.
Na I get what you are saying. Im just playing. The thing is a safety has to do a lot of things in this system. It was nice to have Rodney who could help over the top in any defense, play the run, get turnovers, cover TEs AND slot WR's and even play CB on marvin harrison. We were spoiled and now BB has to bring in 3 guys just to do one job and I cant say that is ideal. If you are limited to the point that BB has to draft another guy at your position to be on the field on certain defenses that you cant play in, thats a problem IMO. esp. considering how long its been since Rodney left. 5 years or really 6 when u consider you should draft his replacement before he retires, and we have a stiff f/a like Gregory in the mix, and 2 reaches who together make a competent safety. Color me Un- enthused. Sorry. I have gone back and forth on this for a while. Is BB's system too complicated or he is really that bad at finding secondary players?? He had to trade for a troubled player just to get this secondary playing good. If not for Talib where would we be?