Yes, it got really bad last year when Winfield went down and the rookie McCauly game in.
I think McCauly played well for a rookie, but the young CB's were left hanging with minimal QB pressure.
Sacks would be nice but at least get a few extra hurries and knock down to give the CB's a chance to make plays.
McCauley was also assigned to cover Santana Moss... thanks coaching genius.
Would you have rather had him try it last year, get the reps/learn from it or have to go through that learning process this year?
Long story short, I like that the staff let the kids try last year.
They will be better for it.
By the way, we sure went on a nice winning streak last year with Gordon and McCauley filling in.