I've said it before and I'll say it again. He is my pick to shock people this year. I think he will make a serious run at one of the starting safety spots and may win it. If he does bounce out a vet (like how Mills did last year) IMO it means he is truly showing more ability and dependability at the position. He doesn't have to be Ed Reed (nor does anyone on this unit) he just has to make the plays when they are there, and not become a liability. That goes for whoever our two starting S are.
Vereen Brings Versatility and Dependability........
I agree. What caught my eye was that last paragraph by his coach. You know the guy is gonna be there and do his job. If we got little more than that out of our last line of defense I'd be happy. Somebody on the back end who can prevent the big play and that sounds like what we got. I don't care if he makes highlight reels and gets ten picks all I care about is that he gets stops.
LOL Soul, after last year if he just shows up and does his job, then we will be just fine back there. We don't need him to make plays should he start. We just need him to make the plays that are giftwraped for him and be reliable. We have others to be the playmakers. We won't have to bank that he comes up with a huge turnover or TFL in a key situation.
I never made that connection to his brother in NE until I saw his tweet. Good petigree never hurts and I'm sure his brother will want to do anything he can to see his little brother do well for himself in the offseason. That being said, I'm sure they will both be trying to get the better of the other if he is on the field week 8.
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I commented on this in another post but Emery seems to have a thing for drafting kids from football families and it may be a very good thing. Kind of an "X Factor" intangible.
Some have had Dads or Uncles who played in the NFL and with some it's an older brother or a cousin but these kids have had football as a part of their lives for a long time and I believe it makes them a little more well informed and a little more mature when they arrive. I'm impressed by how well they all interview and by their competiveness.
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