Originally Posted by EwanSellars
serious question why do you have to be so negative wilson had a solid season for a rookie S maybe not what you expected but a solid season one the less we dont really have gigantic holes anywhere except WR we will probably add abraham we will probably draft a CB and i dont know why you think we wont improve remember ridley was good but wasnt insanely goo his rookie season give players a chance to develop cause right now youre being so negative and theres no need to be negative
Ridley was impressive his rookie season. Most people, myself included thought he didn't get nearly enough touches. BB played BJGE because he didn't fumble, but Ridley was clearly the more talented RB.
Wilson has shown no such promise. You could tell Ridley was going to be a dynamic playmaker. Great vision, wiggle and power. Wilson has done nothing to believe he'll be a great safety.
Originally Posted by Jax
The reality is people who talk negatively about Tavon Wilson do not know football, they're basing an opinion on what Kiper Jr. said on draft day and pointing out 2 rookie mistakes of him getting beat in games. They don't realize he played really well overall and out performed Smith and Barron on a per snap productivity average.
I personally think he is going to be a very good strong safety and provide us with a consistent player back there who doesn't take bad angles, miss tackles and all the other things Chung and Merriweather did for the last decade.
No. Wilson was just barely better than Chung. You trying to credit Wilson with being a good tackler is hilariously wrong. Sure, he wasn't Chung bad, but he was still mediocre at best.
It's the idiots who look at fumbles and interceptions and think they were good who are hilariously wrong. He was mediocre-awful last season and showed ZERO reason to believe he'll be any sort of quality starter in the future. The only reason he even played was because everyone else except McCourty was so hilariously bad.
The defense has improved since 2011. The defense has stayed almost exactly the same from last year up to this point. I have no doubt they'll try adding a guy or two by the beginning of the season, but at this point they have most certainly not improved on paper.
This isn't even taking into account that Dennard could easily miss the entire season and Talib is made of glass and going to miss time. What happens when Dennard is in jail and Talib breaks his hip walking from the lockerroom to the field? We start Cole and Arrington as our outside corners???
We were not a top 4 team last year. We were only in the conference championship because the AFC was horrible. SEA, SF, GB, ATL, BAL were all pretty obviously better than us I thought and all would have beaten us head to head.
Falcons is arguable if they've improved I suppose, but you're living under a rock if you really don't think the Niners and Seahawks have improved. They were already better than us and only got better.
A. Wilson could be cut in camp. This belief he's going to come in any be guaranteed to be a great starter is hilariously short sighted. It's the same kind of moronic blind faith in ESPN that John Lynch generated.
Every team has massive liabilities worse than giving up 30 yard gains at will? Yeah right. Sorry. The Patriots are not the best team in the NFL. They are not even close to it and the only reason they've been in the championship hunt the past couple years is because Brady and Bellichick put them on their back and carried an undertalented roster.