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Melvin White: Keep or cut?

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#31 OneBadCat



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

Melvin White is a keeper for now. The way our defense is built I don't expect us to be shelling out big money to a FA CB and we don't have the luxury in my opinion to take a CB 1st day in the draft with our offensive needs. Guys like Melvin or Florence are probably going to be the way the team goes at CB for a while. 


The success of the defense is all on that front 7 and as long as we have capable starters at safety I see cheaper unsung guys like Melvin always going to be in the rotation.


Now if Hardy walks or CJ goes leaves down the road that may be a  different story. But Gettlemen knows that it's all won in the trenches.

#32 MadHatter


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

Think he showed enough to keep. Will depend in who else we bring in though.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

Depending on offseason moves, I think he'll be our 2nd or 3rd CB come fall 2014.

#34 thomas96



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:04 PM

We have to keep him. I don't think it's even an option unless we get corners in the draft who absolutely outplay him in training camp and preseason.

#35 Zod



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

He isn't even in the same room as the radar. Sheesh

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#36 LinvilleGorge


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

Smitty has been very complimentary of Melvin White, but said that he hit the rookie wall hard.  If Smitty says he can play, I believe it.

#37 Toundra


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:38 PM


No other option allowed anyway.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:46 PM


#39 bleys


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

I was sort of thinking about our cb position and wondering if we should invest a higher pick in the draft, or just look to supplement the position in FA.  Then that got me thinking about Melvin White.  There were a couple of games where he made some brilliant plays, and a couple of games where his lack of experience really showed up and he got exposed....as expected of a rookie.  


Dave Gettleman has eluded to the " answer might already be on the roster" mantra.   Could Melvin White with some more development be that answer?   Overall for an undrafted rookie FA, I think we could all agree that he had a great season and overachieved in a lot of ways.   Will he continue to grow, or does he just not quite have the talent to be our starter next year?


Anyway, just interested to see what you guys have to say.  Have a great Superbowl Sunday everyone.


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#40 PantherWake


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

I feel like some people make threads like this to get attention.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

Unlike Captain and Thomas I never saw White get smoked like those two! Yes Brady Brees and other qbs picked on him but obviously they would he was a rookie, but he managed to keep most receivers in check and made a few crucial plays, he will only get better with experience, only fault I had with him was he gave away way to many PI calls because he played man not the ball but again it's a learning process and the kid did good.

#42 MtnJax


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

keep White and Dockery, cut Norman and Thomas and draft a CB by the 3rd rd

#43 asian88


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

Is this really a question? The question should be should we cut Norman

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

Melvin White played well all year. Of course he got exposed a few times as expected. He's a rookie...

#45 unicar15


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

White was solid..whys this even a question?

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