Originally Posted by Scooter
we play the 3rd safety because we dont have any options at linebacker. fix the problem of not having a linebacker with any coverage skills and it frees up our secondary. it also eliminates most of the ugly run blitz we see all game from players waiting to react to what their assignment does - since another linebacker taking keys frees up the line to attack without having to protect the secondary from spread runs.
That's the reason I wanted to take a look at big guys like Cooper.
He's as close to a hybrid safety/LB as you can get.