Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:04 PM
Johnathan Joseph- obvious, but will be expensive
Josh Wilson- dude did pretty well in seattle when given a chance, but totally blossomed in baltimore. young and growing into a stud. PFF had him as their 5th best corner last year. still should be pretty affordable.
Chris Carr- should be playing on the outside and would do a good job there. played in the slot last year and just didn't do well. main problem was run defense. on the outside he would be fine.
Ike Taylor- older guy, but still solid. more of a stop gap solution, probably, but should do well as a #2 CB for a couple years while one of the younger guys develops. should be fairly cheap.
Michael Adams- most effective corner in AZ last year (not really saying much). biggest strength is playing the nickel/slot. great tackler and good as a pass rusher. would be cheap. biggest problem is that he is a midget (5'8").
Antonio Cromartie- can be a big playmaker, but massively inconsistent and gets a lot of penalties.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:11 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:14 PM
Josh Wilson or Chris Carr are very solid options if we don't throw in for Joseph.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:16 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:20 PM
CB and DT and or DE is gonna be our top draft target next year.
I think I'll wait before making a prediction a year away when you don't know at all how the season will play out. :cheers2:
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:27 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:28 PM
Not that Godfrey is all pro safety, but Marshall made him look awful at times last year
There were games when tall receivers or tight ends would just destroy Marshall.....he was fine as a nickel but that's it. I would never pay top end money for a nickel
Godfrey makes whoever is on his side of the field look bad.
Now, Marshall isn't good.....but nobody is making Godfrey look bad. Godfrey is never where he is suppose to be.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:04 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:08 PM
Marshall never struck me as being that quick or fast, and always seemed to blow coverage on his side. I think that's why he's better suited in a cover 2/zone pressing style defense.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:56 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:06 PM
I'm ok with him walking for nothing. There are others who we need our attention.
Of all of our free agents, Marshall is the least of my concern. He was a decent nickle, but when he was asked to play #2, he got burned weekly.
I think he will be let go, but i do think that we will probably have to bring in a free agent to replace him, as most of our secondary are either sophmore or rookies.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:02 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:47 PM
On the field he is one of the top five cornerback's in the divison, in my opinion.
not to bash marshall, i could care less if he stays or leaves...but how many good cornerbacks are in the nfcs?