Wow, we got Hines and Tonio plus the unbelievable success others have had this summer. The more I read, the more I hear: "Sweed looks great, gets deep every other day", "Wallace gets deep every other snap..uh-oh says Tomlin, he ran past CB, uh-oh, ran past safety, TD", "MacDonald catches everything - underneath, over the middle, touchdowns...", Grisham and Nance making plays in practice, they look good but won't have any room on this incredibly talented squad? ...er...not?
Anyone stop to think that our secondary is horrible? Sure I'll line Ike up any day 1-on-1 with top WR and take my chances, Pola may lack a bit in coverage but he is and extraordinary football player. Clark plays CF and covers for Pola's rogue play...plus any one who can lay the wood like that gets to start on my team. After those 3, I'm terrified. I have faith in Gay....but haven't seen much. Townsend was a small, serviceable corner who is getting older, weaker, and slower. Moving him to safety isn't gonna help. Same for Carter (old/slow). Haven't seen much on Ratliff except the char marks that the WRs left while burning him. Roy Lewis? Mundy? Richardson? Not. Madison couldn't cover my sleeping 7 year old with a blanket. Keenan Lewis is a project, can't see him dressing on Sundays unless he can quickly learn to play ST better and help as a goal-line corner, Burnett is done...makes team only if the coaches decide everyone else stinks more. After the starting 4 Madison is the only lock to be active on Sunday's. Is it going to be Ratliff in Nickel, Townsend in Dime?
There is a silver lining....Harrison looks better and stronger, Woodley is in year 3 so there is room for improvement from last year's excellent season, same for Timmons plus he gets to play on first and second downs, Hood is a huge improvement over Eason. Maybe FO won't spend money on Kiesel, keep him hungry. Hopefully our weak links in the secondary won't get exposed too often.
PS have big trouble if any starter goes down :( We need a safety, anyone available on the waiver wire????