Originally Posted by SteelerWatch
I've been waiting for McFadden from the start. Townsend is smart, but the average wideout today can burn him easily. He's okay covering a team's #2 or #3, but if he has to line up over a #1 he's toast. B-Mac has all the tools and he's a great hitter, too. He's a great compliment to Ike. Townsend would make an excellent nickel back because they generally cover more of the underneath stuff and clog up the middle of the field.
I agree. I think McFadden will start and Townsend will be a great nickel back. He's a pretty good hitter and has had some memorable sacks over the years. He's also got great football smarts and I think he could be a DB coach after retirement.
This is definitely an area where I completely trust Tomlin.