Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:48 PM
Then examine the facts, something nobody has done. Norman is a fifth round draft pick. Why was he a fifth round CB? Did he not run a 4.6 40 yard dash? If so, then no wonder he was not in press coverage--he cannot recover. Could he be a one-trick pony? Could it be that he would have been burned WORSE if he stepped up?
Rivera's comments after the Bears game suggested that Norman was limited, and he knew how to take the slant away, but did not.
If you are 25 years old and an NFL CB, I doubt your 40 time improves much as you age. So, if you think Norman can improve, then you give him the benefit of the doubt because he was thrown to the wolves for a fifth rounder. However, if he lacks the God-given ability to play the position, you could reasonably suggest a move to safety.
The opinion was not stupid if you bother to find out the reason for it first. I see both sides.
Even if someone is wrong-flat out wrong-like stating that Silatolu played RG-you do not have to be a prick when you correct that person. Nobody on this board is an expert. In fact, spending hours on a board where you seek cyber approval from strangers with code names, you probably have deeper issues.