The Washington Redskins just picked Laron Landry a safety out of LSU. He is 6-2 202…your basic FS. But, the Redskins already have a great free safety in Sean Taylor…so does this mean they are going with the double free safety?
I’ve been saying for awhile that every team should really go with this. Most CB’s and FS’s can tackle now and there is no point in having a strong safety out there who can’t cover. What hurts you more? A strong safety who gets beat deep or gets a pass intereference penalty or a safety who can’t bring down a RB with a big hit in the open field and maybe needs a few yards to slow him up. I’d rather give up an extra 4 yards than the big play because if your safety is tackling the other teams running back then you are already giving up 8 or so yards.
It will be interesting to see if other teams follow this…the Chargers did it last year. I’m a Cowboys fan and I hate seeing Roy Williams back there at SS. I’d rather have two FS’s and no roy as his big hits don’t do anything for me and rarely produce a positive play. heck, half the time he hits our own players. I think it’s old school to use a SS and not necessary.