Originally Posted by Rey
Where are you getting that bradie was supposed to be a back up?
Everything I've seen and heard says he was brought here to start.
Teo would be an ok option. Not preferable IMO but would be an upgrade.
When Demeco was traded, Sharpton moved up into the starting spot. In the original pressers I read, when Bradie James was signed, I recall them saying he was brought in to provide competition for Sharpton AND (iirc), he wasn't paid much more than vet minimum.
With Sharpton on the sidelines and unable to compete and the fact that Bradie James knows this defense infinitely better than Sharpton does, he won the competition. But I don't think it was a foregone conclusion that he was going to start as soon as he was signed.