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    I'm talking only safeties, so no McCourty.
    Three categories: Potential, Production, and Reliability
    In other words, who can become the best safety of our current roster any time in the future, who has done enough to warrant being the best safety as of right now, and who can we depend on to defend the deep ball best?
     
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    If we're only looking at this year then: (in order)

    Potential: Wilson, Chung (not including the fact he's in last year of contract), Ebner, Gregory
    Production: Wilson, Chung, Gregory, Ebner
    Reliability: Gregory, Wilson, Chung, Ebner

    I think with Gregory at this point in his career it's what you see is what you're getting. He's a decent enough 2nd or 3rd option at Safety. At this point he's the most reliable against the deep ball. Wilson could over take that by the end of the season.

    Chung has been so streaky in his career. There is potential there but he's injury prone and he's more of a midfield/in the box type Safety. His value has gone down as our Front 7 has become beastly against the run.

    Wilson has played the best of them all so far this year and he certainly has a high ceiling. He just needs more experience and to work on his technique. I see him as being versatile at all Safety positions eventually.

    Ebner represents a lot of raw potential but is a huge work in progress. I don't expect much until the start of his 3rd season.
     
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    Wilson probably has the most potential and best production so far this year but in the limited snaps he's had, Ebner has looked the most reliable so far.
     
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    I thought you we're being serious for a second.
     
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    He's stayed in position unlike Wilson who got caught out twice on the exact same play and he hasn't missed any tackles from what I can recall so in limited playing time, he's being reliable.
     
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    Definitely wasn't in position on this play.
     
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    Couldn't remember that play...at all, in fact I don't remember most of that game!

    That step up to let Smith get by him was a pretty poor read of what was going on.
     
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    Probably Chung even though he's a bit shakey in coverage.
     
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    Do you want the best safety or the safety (read free safety) who can defend the deep ball best?

     
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    Ebner has been horrific. Every other option is exhausted before accpeting putting him on the field on defense.
     
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