I've thought up a bit of plan to keep Brian Williams with the team. We resign Williams to play SS for us. We let Chavous go, resign offord to back him up.
Williams played safety in college and he was darn good at it, he's a great tackler, he's a ball hawk even when his back is turned to the ball (playing CB). He's got exeptional speed, better than chavous and so much more athletic. He's got that explosive pop when he hits someone. He's a great pass rusher and i think he's got the size to do it. Williams is probably around 5 11 200 pounds, i know the guys a workout dude so if he wants to add to that he could get bigger.
I have a real problem with letting him go, you dont just draft guys like him in the fourth round then develop them then let them go, we can't be doin that. I think this is a perfect idea, Williams has all the tools to play SS, i believe it would be a perfect fit. The experience he brings is also very very important, say smoot or Winfield goes down next year, move B Will back to CB and put offord in. He's a versitle experienced player, to much to loose. Everytime we play somebody with big fast TE's we got Brian Williams physical body matched up with them, shockey, todd heap...ect. To me its plain and simple, Brian is football player and transaction won't be a big deal, he's been running with guys like TO all his career and he's got prior experience at Safety.
Just do it Tice!