LightningDawg58

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  1. Our CB depth is just stupid. Olatoye and Goodwin played well and contributed last year. And they're only our 5th and 6th best corners. Its why a guy like King confuses me as I'd be pushing the coaching staff hard to let me play safety if I were him. He may never see the field otherwise
  2. Kazee may not be the fastest but he is easily faster than Allen. Allen was a 4.61 guy playing corner, we literally have Defensive ends and linebackers faster than him. Allen switching to safety saved his career. Kazee is a 4.54 guy, which is still not the best for a corner but for a safety is plenty. If he can play with his instincts as well as his timed speed he will look like a blur compared to Allen. .7 seconds difference is enough to go from just being in tackle position to being in position to make plays on the ball in air.
  3. Yeah, pass defense is a team stat. We may have given up more volume of yards in the air but we gave up near the least amount of explosive plays. Teams ate us up underneath all year when trying to come from behind due to all the rookies in the middle of the field (Neal Jones Campbell) I would include Poole as one of those rookies with growing pains but he really played well all year it would be wrong to throw him under the bus. Either way, our corners balled most of the year even after losing Tru. Our man coverage was as good as I've seen in a while. Alford really stepped up his focus after Tru went down too. Most people forget how often teams avoid throwing to Trufants side, meaning that Alford got picked on a lot. Without Tru teams started avoiding Alford's side more and more. Long story short, both of those dudes can ball. They're different styles but they know how to play some dang defense
  4. Yeah that's what I was sayin, Neasman is your backup SS right now.
  5. I don't think weve added enough competition at safety honestly. With Ish switching to LB, if either or both of Neal and Allen go down, you're looking at Neasman and Kazee as your starting safeties. That's a 2nd year UDFA and rookie 5th rounder. Now looking at our other positions and their depth, safety is by far no way comparable in terms of experienced competition. There's not one player on this roster that fits that rangy FS that the defense calls for unless Quinn truly believes in Kazee as that guy. I just find it odd there isn't another vet on this roster that has played NFL snaps at FS. Allen has no real competition right now
  6. Safety depth is my ONLY concern on this roster. We don't have much room for error there. I still don't see how Akeem King is on this roster for the 3rd year and hasn't gotten any practice snaps at safety. With Ish allegedly playing LB full time, Kazee and Neasman (udfa) are your backups. That's not ideal considering the level of talent we have at every other position.
  7. Don't forget about Andre Roberts, he reminds me a lot of Aldrick when it comes to body size and speed ability so I really imagine him getting a lot of those same routes and snaps.
  8. Except what if we run the ball the next play and fumble it, then what? It's easy to play the what if game because we got a bad outcome.
  9. From my understanding Crawford will be featured along the interior, Then both Clayborn and Shelby can be kicked inside as well. Freeny is not a necessity by any means but I don't think he would truly cost us any significant player if we brought him back. If anything we lack depth at safety and linebacker. But we are DEEP at corner and DLine
  10. There's always Courtney Upshaw
  11. No worries, classic ESPN bait and switch lol
  12. Is anybody else seeing the graphic on the screen that says he will be on TOMORROW not today? says: "Tomorrow: Coach Dan Quinn to discuss Falcons bouncing back from Super Bowl loss"
  13. Well he really isn't wrong, when you look at the games Gabriel does align outside a lot and most of Sanu's grabs came from the slot a la Brian Finneran. In today's NFL you think of short guys as slots because they tend to be so shifty and not necessarily as fast. But Gabriel has shown the ability to go up and get it from the outside and be able to get over top of the defense like a Tony Martin used to do
  14. Scheme comparisons I don't mind but player comparisons are what bug me most. The whole so and so is our Bennett and so and so is our Sherman stuff is so annoying. Our guys are very different individually from a stature, athleticism and playing style standpoint. The only thing we have in common and Quinn and his philosophy.
  15. And that's why Smith is no longer here. We had a huge need for a pass rusher and he took a flyer on a guy with physical ability but low competitiveness/ toughness with our 2nd round pick. Ignoring the DEs that we're still available. Smith drafted like he planned on the guys being depth for a couple of years. Quinn drafts like he wants starters today. I'll never forget the year we drafted 4 LBs and not one stuck around. Sigh...