Godfrey better than Mikell and/or Lester?
You're gonna have to convince me on that one
I'm not really sure how to begin to convince you though is the problem. Because secondary play is a pretty tough thing to document unless you dumb it down to pure statistics which is a flawed approach from the outset. What should I tell you about Charles Godfrey being a better football player than those two? He's more instinctive in coverage and he's a hard hitter for a guy who plays FS. He's versatile in that he can play both S positions.
To me, Mikell isn't even in this discussion. Not a big fan of his. I haven't seen a significant play from him that I can recall off hand. Lester is a good depth player but I know his personal stats have been influenced by picking off a few last second hail mary type plays and ducks. Certainly not discounting those plays, but they're just what.... three or four snaps out of a season worth of football? We've had some pretty bad secondary breakdowns especially at the end of games when we can't rotate our ends and we drop our linebackers into coverage. That is the SINGLE biggest weakness of our defense is our defense in two minute drills because our flaws in the secondary are emphasized when we don't blitz and play prevent. It has cost us games and nearly cost us another one last week if not for Wallace dropping that ball.
The fact that our secondary is doing "fine" without Godfrey is as much reason to cut him as our front four doing "fine" without Charles Johnson and hailing Mario Addison as good enough to tread water. You don't cast playmakers aside because the stop gaps you put in their place look adequate. It's bad management.