I actually don't care about all the scandals, we see NFL players being murders all the time but we still watch it, we see NFL players got arrested but we can't stop watching. Those things don't change this sport.
I care more about changing rules of football to make it a "soft" sport actually.
That's something that might get on my nerves as well, when they alter rules. Yet I believe if the scandal is big enough, people might begin to say the NFL is rigged in some ways. I think what really makes the NFL unique is that there is parity. Every team has a chance to actually win a championship, or at least that is the feeling. In the NBA, only certain teams have a chance at winning, and the MLB have too many games and they are boring to watch at times.
I always thought if we drafted Shaq Thompson, that we would have a defense where all our linebackers would stay on the field 99% of the time. Kuechly and Davis were on the field for that amount of time last year. We even made comparisons to Derrick Brooks when it comes to Thompson, and he stayed on the field pretty much every down. I would love to see this happen and I think we could do it successfully.
I would definitely be on board with this pick. People have to remember that any receiver we get, he will have KB on the other side doing his thing. So the chances of any receiver we select becoming a probowl type are dramatically increased. That said, Dorsett has awesome speed to burn the top off any defense.
Don't get ahead of yourself. Bene is not a true shut down corner. And it's no guarantee that he will be. The biggest reason for the secondary's success was Norman. Bene was a fantastic player across from him, but he was even better in the slot. He fits nickel perfectly and we're trying to have success on defense, not progress one player. And it's not like him playing nickel would hinder his progression. I anticipate we'll see Norman and Bene outside when we go with 3 backers and he'll kick inside in nickel packages with Tillman coming in. No reports have said he's strictly be nickel.
Late last year, people stopped throwing to Norman's side because they knew he was our best corner. Yet we still did great against the pass because Bene showed up on the other side and took offenses best hit. I think Tillman should start because I believe he's our best defensive back right now besides Norman. So that means either Bene will be off the field if Tillman starts at corner, or we put Tillman at safety. I rather see Tillman at safety and keep Bene on the outside. At least that's my hope. A lot of people want Bene back at nickel.
I keep hearing how many of us want Bene to go back to being our nickel corner. I've listened to some Charlotte sports talk, and they figure Charles Tillman will start opposite Norman, pretty much removing Bene without much thought whatsoever. (Not that I'm saying Tillman would be bad by any means. I'm quite confident in his ability. In fact, he is better than Bene right now.)
I think it would be a mistake to put Bene back at the nickel. This guy is brimming on top corner ability. It is very rare to have a guy like this at such a young age in NFL standards. I want him to continue to progress in that. To me, moving him back to being a part time nickel seems like we would put a lid on him. Not that I believe his talent would regress or anything, but I just don't want to move him from that spot. What I saw from him in his starts last year was downright incredible. He legitimized our young secondary when Cason and White left it a gaping hole earlier in the season. He has the skills of a true shut down corner, and I want him to continue to develop that in remaining our starter. Now where would Tillman play if Bene is still the starter? I've said before Tillman should take Harper's spot. I wouldn't mind if Tillman took Boston's spot in the starting lineup because Tillman should definitely start. Just not at the cost of Bene's spot.
Yeah I don't get all this liability in coverage talk. That is media propaganda garbage. Firstly, Bama played a 3-3-5 defense. So they lined up Collins in man-to-man situations. Dude's not a corner, so yeah he got beat at times. Here, he will be playing in zone coverages, allowing him to use that speed of his to make plays.
Even if you bought the coverage garbage, we all know Collins will be a step up from Harper. Though I said before, I like Tillman to play safety for us.
People keep referring to Harper. Let's get something straight once and for all, Harper has always sucked. Haha, so let's stop mentioning his name with the greatness of Charles Tillman. It's so disrespectful.