The dreadful play of Steven Gregory got me thinking of the second round draft bust Tavon Wilson (did we really draft this guy in the second?).
The trickle down effect of our safety position reads like a comedy...we sign Gregory, then draft Tavon because it took all of ten minutes to realize Gregory wasn't any good, then we sign A. Wilson because T. Wilson shows he's going to be a bust, then we draft Harmon with the thought that A. Wilson might not have much left in the tank (when in reality he had nothing in the tank). Then there was Chung, our other second round safety bust who couldn't cover or tackle anyone without dislocating some part of his body and looked like he needed to eat a sandwich. And of course we moved our first round corner - who couldn't play corner - to safety where we are learning that he cannot tackle and do things a safety can do. So what does this mean? It means we wasted a lot of resources and will have to waste some more. It means that although our corners are holding up ok our safeties stink...again.
In my opinion the tackling of that bunch today was horrendous and no better than it's ever been. How long is this going to go on? How many more resources are going to be wasted before we find guys that can play safety? By my count we have dumped two 2nds, a first, a third and somewhere around 9 million in free agent money on that spot recently. Which I guess is better than 94 million in free agent contract money on our tightend position (Gronk, Hern, Schiancoe, fells, Ballard)....these things add up...these things kill franchises...most GMs get fired for this stuff, right or wrong.
Thank god we have Brady and Belichick the coach to get us into the playoffs where some team will punch us in the face...at home...like last year.