Originally Posted by ABQCOWBOY
I would say that the injury is an question but Archuleta's ability to play FS is not. Coming out, Archuleta was evaluated as a fit for either position. He was drafted by the Rams and put at SS. How many INTs do you think he should have at SS?
If you want to make the point that the injury is to big a risk, then I can live with that. If your saying that he can't play the position because of his athletic ability, I think your dead wrong. This guy is a better athlete then 95 percent of the players playing FS in the NFL today.
It is not his athletic ability at all. Free safeties need to have a sense for coverage. That is why most feel Roy needs to become the full time strong safety. Roy and Adam are similar in that they both have good instincts around the line of scrimmage. Pull them back off the line and they both seem a little lost. Woodson had a better feel for deep coverage and I wouldn't say he was good at it.
Woodson had 5 INTs over the last four seasons and didn't even see the field last year. I would expect Archuleta to have at least 1 a year especially since the Rams have had a better pass rush.