Thread: Why not CB?
Why not CB?
Who the hell knows when the team will find the right guy. It will happen when it happens and until then they will do the best they can with what they have.
03-26-2013, 07:56 AM #12
The problem wasn't defense last year. It was offense. I am tired of dumping high draft pick after high draft pick on CBs. After a while you have to let your young talent develop and not bury them on the depth chart.
We have Cook, Robinson, AJ Jefferson and Blankton. How is adding another young corner going to make us better at this point. Personally, I would like to add a playmaking safety. I know Sanford and Raymond played well but adding a Reid play with smith, would be amazing. Also this draft is weak at corner.
03-26-2013, 10:29 AM #13
The source was not really a source, just a post from some fan on some website. I was just too lazy to look it up for myself, I figured it would give you something to do to track down the accuracy of each person listed. It does list however, a number of guys who came in the league and were instantly productive. To reiterate, IMO, it is quite possible that we can upgrade the MLB position from last year with the draft.
03-26-2013, 11:18 AM #14
03-26-2013, 11:43 AM #15
Here's PFF's grading of his career and notice what they think of his pass coverage skills in 2012 where you say he played well:
In his first few years in Minnesota, Brinkley served as an understudy behind E.J. Henderson. He played only 184 snaps in 2009, with his -5.3 rating predictably dragged down by a -3.6 in coverage. In 2010, Brinkley played only 18 snaps, not close to enough to draw any meaningful statistical conclusions, and he missed the entire 2011 season due to hip surgery. In 2012, Brinkley played a starting role for the Vikings, seeing a career-high 872 snaps. But while his play against the run (-1.8) and on the pass rush (-1.1) wasn’t terrible, he proved to be a huge liability in pass coverage (-13.5, second-worst among ILBs behind only Rey Maualuga).
Last edited by tastywaves; 03-26-2013 at 11:46 AM.
03-26-2013, 02:19 PM #17Rookie
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Tastywaves said it best. Brinkley was also high up on the list of missed tackles among MLBs. That suonds to me like he made a lot of great plays against the run and a lot of mistakes. I think any of Te'o, Ogletree, Brown and Minter would be better in coverage immediately than Brinkley was. And likely against the run as well.
03-26-2013, 04:39 PM #18
03-26-2013, 04:42 PM #19
03-26-2013, 05:49 PM #20Coordinator
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Brinkley doesn't have the coverage skills in the cover 2 but could be pretty good in the right system. Just not a scheme fit here.