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Jacques Reeves free safety?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Vinnie2u, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    With so many needs on this club. Why waste a pick or free agent money on a position that most teams put no value in? This kid really stepped up at the end of the season. I would like to see if he can handle the job. Thoughts?
     
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    would be nice if it works out, but i would feel much more comfortable with a guy who has played there before, rather than a guy who hasnt even started consistently at a position he has already played
     
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Just because he can play corner on 3rd down doesn't make him a quality safety. They need to find a proven comodity. Either a free agent like Corey Chavous or a day one draft pick.
     
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    why would this be different from running strong safeties out there to play FS?
     
  5. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    How many games do you think the boys would of won if somebody was back there with some decent coverage ability?
     
  6. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    I like Jacques Reeves I just hope hes back here again next season whatever position hes playing. Putting him at FS might be worth a shot I suppose. If it doesnt work than we can always move him back to the corner.
     
  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    i see your point, but its different

    a safety still has the same role pretty much...corner would have to learn all new role
     
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    A FS has to roam over a lot more territory and make the proper decisions by knowing which guy to help in coverage and when its a run play. Totally different skills from a corner. There is no reason to expect a cover guy to be a quality FS.
     
  9. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    I think both of thesea re bad ideas. We need a real FS not a SS or a nickel corner or anything like that.
     
  10. uberfan

    uberfan New Member

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    Exactly, should be able to read on the fly and make the adjustment instantly. Much like a good MLB (see Dat). That is what makes Corey an interesting option as a FA.





     
  11. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    I thought that Pete Hunter was going to be our safety... :D
     
  12. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    The starting free safeties in this years Pro Bowl according to NFL.com:

    John Lynch
    Bob Sanders
    Darren Sharper

    Have one thing in common. They were DB's in College who got moved to FS.
     
  13. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't move him. He looks like a future cornerback. Glenn doesn't got many years left. 3rd CB is just as important as FS. You might end up creating two holes.
     
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    No it will be Ty Law after he give Parcells a discount :rolleyes:
     
  15. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    That's very true. A 3rd corner is on the field a whole lot now days and if he didn't pan out at FS, you would indeed be weakening two spots.

    However, Reeves might be a very good FS. We know he has the coverage ability and he could fill the spot real nicely if he could handle the physical and mental aspects of FS.

    I say give him a try in mini-camps and early in training camp.
     
  16. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. But an injury to Henry, Glenn, or Newman would leave us without a 3rd corner. I should have said you need 4 CBs in the NFL nowadays. What if Reeves gets hurt making repeated tackles that are required from the safety position. He is not as physical as Keith Davis. Then we would lose our emergency CB in Reeves.
     
  17. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    I think he's worth a try.
     
  18. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Wouldn't that make him the fourth corner?... :p:
     
  19. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i think justin beraiult could be a great fs.
     
  20. Typhus

    Typhus aka...golden

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    On what,, hes got youth on his side, I'll give you that.

    Just bustin on ya,, I think Beriault looked like a steal when I saw him early on in camp,, would be nice to find another ST/DB type, that can be a force at both positions.

    Reeves has been as nice a find on the defensive side of the ball as Clayton has been on the offensive side.

    He seems to have taken a stride in his man coverage skills,, he had shown up on 3 or 4 nice plays the past two weeks.

    I could see Reeves giving Glenn a push early next season.
     

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