Originally Posted by mussop
Its kind of like the safety position where usually there is a strong safety that is more of a runs support guy and isnt generally as good in coverage and then there is a free safety that is just the opposite. Our coaching staff dont use that phylosophy either. They want their safeties to be interchangeable.
That is until last year when we picked up Eugene Wilson.
Our safeties have followed the more traditional roles since we picked up Eugene. His primary role has been FS. He does have run support duties, but so does every DB in the league.
Dominique Barber, IMO, failed miserably as a SS. Pollard came in and has been our SS ever since. Barber looked better as a FS, which he ended the year playing.
Pollard will generally have coverage responsibilities.... so did Roy Williams, so does Palamalu.
I think going forward, Wilson will be our FS, Pollard will be our SS, and they will be played like most FS/SS combos in the league.