Shut-Down Corner or Dominant Safety?

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Which would you rather have, shut-down corner or dominant safety?

  1. Cornerback

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  2. Safety

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    69.2%
  1. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

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    Your starting a franchise and you have a choice, a shut-down corner or a dominant ball-hawking safety... you pick
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    fans may pick a S but a real team would take the shut down corner. They are much, much, much harder to find.
     
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  3. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Same here Vinny, corner.
     
  4. Corrosion

    Corrosion Idealist

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    With the way rules are structured now .... is there really such a thing as a shut down corner ?
     
  5. Blake

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    Hello? Deangelo Hall.

    jk:mcnugget:
     
  6. lostboy

    lostboy Undrafted FA

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    I'll take the corner...:thinking:

    Then trade my 2nd rounder for this year and next to move up and take the safety.:tomato:
     
  7. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    I went safety. My man-crush on Troy Polumalu might explain it.
     
  8. JCTexan

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    How many shutdown corners would yall say are in the NFL? Nnamdi is the best corner in the league. Is Bailey still a shutdown corner, and would you guys consider Revis to be one?

    I would pick shutdown corner, but besides Asomugha & possibly Revis, I can't really think of too many corners I would choose over Reed or Polamalu.
     


  9. gtexan02

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    Id take the safety. They are typically less expensive, and I think a Safety can be like the most versatile player on the defense. A guy like Polamalu can cover like a corner, tackle like a linebacker, and rush the passer like a defensive lineman. Because they can go everywhere on the field, you can't gameplan against them nearly as easily as you can a corner.


    2009 pro bowl safeties:
    Adrian Wilson - superbowl
    Brian Dawkins - playoffs
    Nick Collins - GB, missed playoffs
    Ed Reed - playoffs
    Polamalu - super bowl champs
    Hope - playoffs
    5/6 safeties in the playoffs, both superbowl teams had a probowl safety

    2009 probowl corners:
    Nnamdi - Oakland, missed playoffs
    Finnegan - playoffs
    Revis - Jets, missed playoffs
    Woodson - missed playoffs
    Winfield - missed playoffs
    Samuel - playoffs
    Barber - missed playoffs
    Harris - missed playoffs
    2/8 corners in the playoffs. Neither superbowl team had a probowl safety


    2 best corners in the game in my opinion over the last few years: Nnamdi and Bailey. Neither have had much success.
    2 best safeties? Probably Reed and Polamalu. Maybe Dawkins. All have been regular contenders

    A good safety correlates with success. Read into it what you will
     
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  10. TEXANS84

    TEXANS84 Moderator Staff Member

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    The Raiders have a shutdown corner and consistantly miss the playoffs.

    The Ravens (Reed) and Steelers (Polamalu) have great safetys and are always in the playoffs or have dominant defenses.
     
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  11. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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    Revis? Well I'm sure glad we took an all world DT instead of that sorry bumb. With a stout DL like we have we don't need a great CB. Is the SARCASM icon really necessary?
     
  12. Ckw

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    Exactly my thoughts. You can't deny the simple fact that almost every good team has a dominant safety. What have the Texans ALWAYS lacked? A dominant safety.
     
  13. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Safety.

    A great FS/SS can make a so so CB good/very good.
     
  14. Scooter

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    a safety has so many more roles and responsibilities on the field that his play is more determining of how the defense plays than one cornerback. polomalu for example is as good in man to man as many of the best cornerbacks, as well as centerfielder or blitzing linebacker or any other role the specific play requires. a great cornerback however is very defined and doesnt play near as large a part in the direct outcome because even the best cornerbacks need help from the pass rush and safety support to keep up with top receivers like andre johnson. the jets for example always had a safety shaded toward andre even though revis is considered a top tier cornerback.
     
  15. m5kwatts

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    gtexan02 made the best point, safetys are way cheaper than shut down corners. And I can't help but think, what good does a $25mil CB do for you against guys like Brady who spread the wealthy to all his receivers so well? Safetys can take away from another teams running game way more than a CB can as well.
     
  16. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Yep. We need a safety right now more than we need a corner, but that wasn't the question. As a start-up, you take the CB.
     
  17. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    And why are they cheaper? Because they aren't so damn rare. If you have a chance at a true shutdown CB, you take him. Safeties can be had a little easier.
     
  18. kastofsna

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    definitely the corner. they're not just more rare, they're more valuable.
     
  19. gtexan02

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    Who cares if they are more rare or not. One correlates with wins, one does not. Easy choice, Im surprised so many people on here want the shutdown corner
     
  20. Wolf6151

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    Definetly the shut down cornerback, they're much harder to find and you guarantee that at least one WR is shut down.
     

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