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    Bye bye safety

    The NFL has made this position very very different then it once was and very hard to play. The last line of defense was always a spot where you could would and should remove a player from the ball by laying him out. The defenseless receiver rule has almost made this impossible. A safety now has to wait till a guy makes a football move before hitting him, an almost impossible decision to make in the heat of the moment. Therefore the spot is now really not a place for guys who lay the wood anymore. Its better for the ballhawks with great speed who can protect the backend with sideline to sideline speed excellent ball skills, great football awareness, and tackler.

    I think KP fits the mold but the degenerative knee is an issue. Hill can lay the wood, be interesting to see how he does in deep coverage which he didnt see much of this year. saw a bit of nickel (mayb15 snaps) and can play around the box, definitely has value. Brown can ball hawk but did give up the back end a few times and Rolle is better around LOS.

    It may be time to draft a kid who can be a center fielder while the other guys hunt for the ball and play the LOS and run.

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    IMO safety is not a difficult position, you don't need to pay a guy a ton of money for that position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud57 View Post
    IMO safety is not a difficult position, you don't need to pay a guy a ton of money for that position.
    CC Brown lol
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    CC Brown lol
    Vet min, boom, solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud57 View Post
    IMO safety is not a difficult position, you don't need to pay a guy a ton of money for that position.
    Well thank god your opinon doesnt matter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud57 View Post
    IMO safety is not a difficult position
    there are few more silly statements made on these boards

    .....very very few

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    Quote Originally Posted by YATittle1962 View Post
    there are few more silly statements made on these boards

    .....very very few
    We could count them on no hands
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Thankfully your opinion is not shared by Jerry or TC - do you remember the cc brown, johnson days.

    Be sure that protecting the back end in a very very pass heavy league is very important and not easy to play in any way. The giants gave up far to many big plays this year and need better play from the safety spot. Part of the problem is they have great LOS safeties but not the coverage guys that the spot is calling for these days.

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    I still remember CC Brown blaming the NY media for his unsuccessful stint with the Giants.

    Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner

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    If we do not resign KP, I think its a clear sign the front office sees Stevie Brown & Will Hill as capable replacements.
    Cant see us letting him go then bringing someone else, via GA or draft

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