HoodooMan wrote:peeker643 wrote:I dig the plan JB. I'm just not sure anything can save Sheldon Brown from staggering around the field losing guys he's responsible for. A different part of the field just means him losing them in a different part of the field.
I'd really love to upgrade Brown, because I think two really outstanding corners can do a lot for you (see: recent Jets' defenses), but for a team that ranked 23rd in sacks, if Brown was as bad as he's made out to be, he'd have been Boldin/Wright burnt on a regular basis this season, and I didn't see that. (Disclaimer: they were depressing, and I may have only been half-watching for most of the 2nd half of the year.)
I don't know if he's a FS, but I at least wouldn't mind him as a 3rd corner.
If Patterson is indeed > Brown (and he probably is), then I'd rather have Haden/Patterson/Skrine than Brown in the slot. He doesn't tackle well enough.
If anything, he's a poor tackling Free Safety, and even then, meh.