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2011 Tackling: Safeties

Discussion in 'Browns Talk' started by AZ_, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. AZ_

    AZ_ Hall-of-Famer

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    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/01/25/2011-tackling-the-safeties/

    One of the real underrated aspects of this Browns team, IMO, was the play of Usama Young and Mike Adams this season.

    Very nice guys to have back there, and the Browns do have one of the best secondaries in the division.
     
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  2. Shakalu M.D.

    Shakalu M.D. Its Happening!!!!

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    Young did pretty well when it came to tackling, but he wasn't great in coverage. We need a FS who can cover a WR if the corner gets beat.
     
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    mult336 Towel Waver

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    If we find a FS that can cover would that mean he would just be a corner back?
     
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    Since TJ Ward is abysmal in coverage..
     
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    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member Administrator

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    The Browns are one defensive end and one linebacker away from getting some serious recognition defensively.
     
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    What we need is a ball-hawk at FS. Ed Reed type of guy.. Obviously we won't find one THAT good.
     
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    We could always move Griffin there, instead of WR. :thumbup:
     
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    :chuckles:

    Touche`.
     
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    No?

    Yeah he is but he's also one of the best, if not the best, run stopping safeties in the NFL. I love Ward, he's great at what he does, but you have to have a strong coverage FS next to him because of his inability to defend the pass.
     
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    Everything in this post was going good until you said "if not the best" run stopping safety in the league..
     
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    Okay, well your opinion means very little to me. Blackmon's going to be the best WR in this draft class except for Griffin.
     
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    :chuckles:

    I love how you feed off of what others say to me.
     
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    Okay? I'm making a joke about something stupid you said. That's it.
     
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    It wasn't dumb at all, I just mixed up Kiper with Herbstreit and other analysts. You're aspiring to be like b00bie. :thumbup:
     
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    I was hammering to make a play for Eric Weddle last year, although I wasn't expecting San Diego to make him the highest paid S in the league. It paid off though, as he made the All-Pro team IIRC. Back to the earlier thought, yes we need a center-fielder/ball hawk/Ed Reed type at FS...he would pair well with Ward. Iloka from Boise State is a thought with one of our 4th round picks...
     
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