Breaking Down The Secondary: Part I Free Safety

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With all the talk about our coaching situation and what Ross is doing, and blah blah blah….Let’s get back to the players for a second….

Last offseason, I couldn’t stress the importance of the ‘Robber’ technique in which Nolan loves to implement in his base 3-4 defense.  The Robber technique is based on the Free Safety position, in which allows the player to read and react from the developing play and provides an opportunity for the play to be stolen from the opposition.

Based on the 2010 season, the Free Safety position should be considered an area of improvement. Let’s take a closer look at what is available from internal development, to the draft and Free Agency.

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  • Ni&&a Face

    I agree. Nice read. You want the truth, I think Ross wants to move this team to L.A. He dosent want to be here and he wants to make this team a glam team, put it in L.A. just a gut feeling

    • bahamas

      My friend if that is true….there would be chaos in the Bahamas. Miami is our team, and there is no way they can up root our tradition and plant it in LA…

  • kcphins4life

    Bahamas – nice article. Keeps the mind off the coaching gaff!

    How much do you think Bailey would command? and is Bailey going to be a FA?

    • bahamas

      What is going on KC! Hope you are doing well. Seriously i think Tx needs a break from all the coaching stuff.

      Bailey will be a free agent, unless Denver decides to franchise him, which i highly doubt, he will be able to at least test the free agent water.

      Marshall has always said the best CB in the league is Bailey and with Nolan as our DC, you cant’ help but like the ties.

      I dont know what Bailey would command, maybe a Brain Dawkins type contract…5 million a season with 10 million signing bonus

      what do you think?

  • Josh Feder

    I agree. lets get back to the players. Bring in a young quarterback through the draft and allow henne another opportunity to earn a starting job with a new, risk-taking offensive coordinator, and not to forget, a new position coach as well. Back to the secondary, who I have watched each and every game, mentally recording the important stats, unlike tackles, and have come to the conclusion that our cornerbacks are outstanding. Sean Smith earned back his starting job quickly enough and came in to give up no more han 3 catches a game in man coverage on average for the rest of the season. Vontae davis, first round stud out of Illinois, has become a shutdown corner and prolific run stopper for our young defense. Quarterbacks simply do not throw his way. and he deserves a lot more recognition.

    • bahamas

      We have great depth at CB my friend. I think Nolan will start to impress us even more next year.
      Its the safties that i am worried about

  • corners

    I kind of agree. We still need a game changing safety. Bell is awesome but is creeping into his mid 30′s.

    I wish we took Earl Thomas when we had the chance instead of trading down. I think ended up with 5 or 6 picks….for the Seahawks.

    Our defense is good, but were still missing one or two keystone pieces to solidify this defensive mindset we transformed into this year. It ca easily fall apart if were missing one peice, like dansby missing last 2 games, it showed.

    • bahamas

      We got a hole in center field my friend. Clemons has had plenty of opportunity to right the situation, but it hasn’t panned out to my liking. I use to play FS, so I understand what Nolan want’s and based on what I have seen from Clemons, he is isnt producing.

      We either make the claim on McDaniels (who i think will be a pro baller) or we look at FA to bring in someone that can show Clemons how to play. Champ Bailey would be a great fit, but Wilson would be the cheaper alternative