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Old 06-06-2006, 12:44 PM   #9
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Default Re: Free Safety/Returners

Originally Posted by Santonio4
Clark started in Washington but all he did was play the deep part of the field and never came up to hit because Sean Taylor was there to do the hitting and in our defense our aggressiveness is what we take pride in. All im saying is we drafted Anthony Smith for a reason.
Yeah,Clark did the same thing in Washington that Hope did in Pittsburgh.If you watch,Hope did a lot of "playing center field" in our scheme.

Ryan Clark's Stats:

Tackles- 57
Sacks- 0.5
Interceptions- 3
INT Yards- 10
TD- 0
Passed Defended- 5

Chris Hope's Stats:

Tackles- 96
Sacks- 0
Interceptions- 3
INT Yards- 60
TD- 0
Passes Defended- 0

Hope made more tackles,but I didn't watch many Redskin games last year so I dunno how many chances he got.But I did see him hit a guy once and the dude's mouthpeice came flying out,so I am sure he can lay somebody out like Hope did.

If anything,our defensive backfield got better with Clark,I think he'll be better in coverage than Hope was.

And yes,we did draft Anthony Smith for a reason,to groom him into our FS of the future.Ryan Clark isn't the long-term answer IMHO,but he's a damn good FS.

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