Re: Vereen Should Start at wr, He Can Get Free, Lloyd Can't (Ridley/Woody at rb)
posted at 1/15/2013 12:33 AM EST
In response to 49Patriots's comment:
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
In response to PATSthebest's comment:
If I remember correctly Vereen had linebacker coverage on him. If he plays as a wide out he'll get corner and safty attention. A little more difficult.
I like him coming out of the back field bringing a line backer in coverage.
Told him the same thing in another thread, but he doesn't want to accept it.
its a little outside of good form to refer to someone as if they are not there (on a public forum).
one could say, bred, i posted on another thread vereen ahd a linebacker on him.
to whcih i could then reply, i did not see that, however i know how fast and elusive vereen is. it does nto matter who they have on him he is capable of beating them and of drawign double coverage (makign wes and hern's job easier, as well as whoever the back is).
They wouldn't need a safety, Vereen can't run routes. The Ravens 3rd CB could probably take him out of the game.
I would not assume he cant run routes in the pros. He ran routes in college.
As a RB they can line him up as a WR or in the backfield. So they are already doing some of this. If he is in there with Ridley then that would change who covers him - or it likely changes it. So I agree that when he is the lone back on the field he is more likely to get LB coverage which is very likely to be a mismatch.
Still, as a WR I would not assume any DB can cover him. I think his use this way would have to be the same as for any possible WRs - that is he has to be able to read the coverage and D and adjust the same way any WR has to in this O. I do not know if he is schooled anough to do this and the answer is probably not as of now - not to the extect he would need to be as a "full fledged" WR.