I am wondering if Vinnie will outgrow the defensive backfield and possible move to a small linebacker or niche position.
Agree that Fulton is the best and most experienced right now. We are D-back U, so I am assuming that we have young players on then bench with twice the talent as many starters in FBS, Injuries and 3 year players makes it difficult to keep things like clockwork.
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Geno looks like a senior from a physical stand point it's just the mental. If he learns the coverages watch out cause he will be great. I feel confident with him in plus I would rather have him cover a wide out than Vinnie.
Georgia is the home-state team for Geno...maybe that is motivating him?
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Last edited by CrimsonEyeshade; November 21st, 2012 at 10:32 PM.
if need be i think he can. But only if Fulton is too hurt to play. That is the only way he is our 3rd corner. our safeties are just not fluid enough to cover WR's when we go against 4 and 5 wide sets. our safeties are built to be physical
Vinnie played LB in the second half vs A&M. Made some good plays when Johnny Football ran.
I think we need Vinnie on the field...for playmaking and run support if nothing else. Just don't ask him to to cover a WR, let alone a star WR. LSU exposed that. Kind of like asking me to dunk a basketball. No matter how much film study and conditioning I've done, that just isn't going to happen.
He can cover most TEs. He can cover a lot of RBs, just not those small fast Harvin / McCalebb types. But asking him to cover a WR is putting him in a position where he can't succeed.
Having gotten a lesson from LSU on the perils of putting him in that position, I'm sure Saban and Smart have worked out a countermeasure.
I'm thinking a Corey Reamer-type role is in his future. Reamer started as a DB, then moved to a LB role, mostly in pass situations. Sunseri is, however, better at run support than Reamer was.
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I wonder if Landon Collins will eventually make a move to corner? He seems to fit that mold and when he is in, he seems to have very good cover skills.
Don't think we plan for Vinnie to have to cover the other teams star receiver...they force those mismatches by alignments and motions. Especially against hurry up offenses, it is hard for us to adjust the coverage. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in a linebacker role in the next couple years against hurry up offenses. Then we could move some of our bigger linebackers up to DE similar to what we often did with Hightower.
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