Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I'll add in here what I did in response to BSB's post about his B/R rankings among his peers. According to those rankings in 2013 was the 55th best out 75 and in 2012 the 54th best out of 75. That's obviously not good enough and if he doesn't improve he should be replaced. How much of his 2013 play was affected by the rest of the defense's play and how much is simply his lack of talent I can't accurately say. What I can say though is that he ranked nearly the same in consecutive years and yet many fans perceptions changed from "looks like we finally solved our issues at Safety" to "kill the bastard and kick him to the curb, he sucks". Both perceptions can't be correct can they? No, and they're not. The problems in 2012 and prior to 2012 were only resolved if Conte continued to improve his ranking and according to this one analysis he didn't. Of course we don't know how his coaches saw him but I think it's safe to say they're aren't pleased enough to just hand him his job back. But they are pleased enough to give him another shot at improving and that's all he gets. A chance to compete to keep his job. If he does keep it an doesn't improve then let's blame Phil not Conte. Emery is the guy who needs to make certain he upgrades the roster and after last year I'm expecting no less including the play at FS and SS. My point all along has been that the kid is under contract and has started 40 NFL games. You don't just discard that until you know you have a better option. He already has a leg up on the competition if he's got it within himself to improve and if not then we'll know we have a better player there this year because what's he's done so far isn't good enough. Somehow we need to get better at Safety and I figure they'll address that even more than they have so we'll see how it works out. But all the talk about he sucks and he needs to go is just idle talk right now. That isn't gonna happen until somebody shows they can do it better.