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Godfrey improving at FS?

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Godfrey was moved to free safety at the end of last season.  The position change apparently improved his play.  The competition at strong safety is between veteran FA Mike Mitchell, second year pro DJ Campbell, and undrafted FA Robert Lester.  I actually like Mitchell to win the job but split time with the other two.  Nakamura backs up Godfrey although maybe he gets cut.

 

I'm saying it right now.

 

Naka doesn't make the team unless injuries destroy the Safety position. Moore will be the back-up at FS and if Lester can play special teams. Colin and Naka could be gone. They are only keeping 9 players in the secondary. And the numbers don't work out well for Naka.

 

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Its funny that we've heard absolutely zero about Naka in the offseason so far. Its like he doesn't exist. That says a lot. He's as good as gone.

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Offseason coachspeak. He will be the same up and down player he's always been. Not bad enough to replace, not good enough to get excited over. 

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Offseason coachspeak. He will be the same up and down player he's always been. Not bad enough to replace, not good enough to get excited over. 

 

You can always be a falcon fan Moon. Or you can join the Raiders, Jags, or Jets fan base. And be a pessimist there. You can spew all your crap and feel right at home.

 

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No one is more volatile than a football player with a chip on his shoulder. Naka took last year pretty hard but considering he's still on the team, it seems like they are willing to give him a second chance. He can either put last year behind him and improve immensely or let it eat at him and lose his final opportunity.

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No one is more volatile than a football player with a chip on his shoulder. Naka took last year pretty hard but considering he's still on the team, it seems like they are willing to give him a second chance. He can either put last year behind him and improve immensely or let it eat at him and lose his final opportunity.

 

Dude the numbers game is working against him. When Godfrey was moved to FS and they signed DJ Moore and Captain back it was over for him.. He almost has to be perfect to keep a roster spot.

 

Right now he could be deeply down on the depth chart.

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Dude the numbers game is working against him. When Godfrey was moved to FS and they signed DJ Moore and Captain back it was over for him.. He almost has to be perfect to keep a roster spot.

 

Right now he could be deeply down on the depth chart.

 

oh, I agree it's a longshot. But he still signed with the team once again (albeit, with a paycut) despite the horrendous season and multiple blunders. He easily could have been cut after the first Falcons game.

 

Naka hasn't made any noise in OTAs and Mini Camp which doesn't support his chances, but those are done in shorts and T-shirt. He's still on the team at this point and anything can happen in TC. His chances are low, yes, but the odds are better than what they probably should've been.

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You can always be a falcon fan Moon. Or you can join the Raiders, Jags, or Jets fan base. And be a pessimist there. You can spew all your crap and feel right at home.

 

Oh, my bad. 

 

Godfrey is the best safety in the league and will be a pro-bowler. Say hello to the new Ed Reed. Anything less than 19-0 from the Panthers this year would be a huge upset. 

 

Is that better? Or can I stay in reality and let you enjoy your fairytale world? Godfrey is an average player- there's nothing wrong with that and that hardly makes me a pessimist. 

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godfrey has improved alot for those who are blind looking forward to his play in 2013 season

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Nakamura backs up Godfrey although maybe he gets cut.

I think Lester could actually back up Godfrey. I seem to remember reading that Lester's best year in college was when was playing FS. He was switched to SS after Barron left

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Heres how I see things unfolding...

WR-

Final 2 spots go to Gettis (6'3, sub 4.4 speed) showed flashes in his only season most potentila out of any bubble players at WR. Finally I think Pilares will be the 6th WR he IMO has shown much more promise as an actual reciever. With Ginn and Barner on the roster that negates any special teams value Edwards, and Adams would've had. Not to mention the new obsession with size, two 5'11 receivers with limited skill likely won't carry much weight when it comes to avoiding being cut.

TE-I think Rosario has a chance to be our surprise player on offense, with TE size, and the route running capabilities/athleticism of a receiver he could present a lot of match up issues for LB's and S's. Although Harstock remains as our 2nd to begin the season.

RG-I agree with the masses, we'll bring Kugbila along slowy as we finally have an offensive line thats all healthy and has chemistry to a degree. Piggy stays on after being passed by Kug due to his ability to back up Kalil.

DB- Thomas, Norman, Capt, Dockery, and Florence are my final 5, Moore was signed when we thought Capt was gone who later resigned. We don't need two 5'9 or less DB's (see size obsession). White to Ps.

S-I see Mitchell, Campbell, and Lester behind Godfrey as Naka and Jones are both cut late.

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I think Lester could actually back up Godfrey. I seem to remember reading that Lester's best year in college was when was playing FS. He was switched to SS after Barron left

Lester is a much better "in the box" safety. His hips a stiff and his struggles come in coverage. Thats why he translates better to SS. I think DJ. Moore backs up Godrey at FS.

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