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Old 08-18-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Townsend takes some snaps at Safety

In the PG article it said that Deshea Townsend took some snaps at safety, but remains with the first team as a corner.

Deshea Townsend took some snaps at safety but remains the starting corner.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08231/905178-66.stm

Interesting.....we could concievably see him play some safety as a backup to Clark. I would love if they kept Mundy and were able to use Townsend as an option instead of Carter.

Also, could see Townsend move over to Safety next year if McFadden is signed to start on the corner next season. Coach T and his position flexibility eh?
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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Interesting.....we could concievably see him play some safety as a backup to Clark. I would love if they kept Mundy and were able to use Townsend as an option instead of Carter.
Agree completely, ever since the Jags playoff loss Carter's been on my shitlist.
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Agree completely, ever since the Jags playoff loss Carter's been on my shitlist.
Single-handedly accounted for the Jaqs driving down the field on us......really ticked me off, since he looked so good in the playoff games two years before.
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Default Re: Townsend takes some snaps at Safety

For a guy that is getting "older" and a bit "soft" because he's usually touching a player down with a pat on their backside, he sure seems to giving the coaches plenty of reason to value him. Bmac thought he might have it easy supplanting Deshea, but he is still the starter. He has even taken some reps at Ike's side and now free safety(not Carters SS position). Sounds like a very "smart" player willing to do whatever necessary to help the team. He will not go quietly....
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Single-handedly accounted for the Jaqs driving down the field on us......really ticked me off, since he looked so good in the playoff games two years before.
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and he also missed an easy tackle on Jones-Drew's swing pass for a TD
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Default Re: Townsend takes some snaps at Safety

Anything that helps depth I'm in favor of. This is a smart move.
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Default Re: Townsend takes some snaps at Safety

I just hope we resign mcfadden because we are set to lose like 13 big name players after this season including mcfadden and parker.
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Default Re: Townsend takes some snaps at Safety

Agree, it might add some depth. Or maybe its because Clark is coming along slow recovering from his injuries. plus troy has been injured a lot lately too. Maybe the coaches feel like we would be better with macfadden playing corner and townsend at either free or strong safety than having either smith or carter on the field. seems very reasonable to me considering how carter play agianst jacksonville and smith gernerally plays.
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I just hope we resign mcfadden because we are set to lose like 13 big name players after this season including mcfadden and parker.
I thought that Parker is signed thru until the 2010 season??
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He has even taken some reps at Ike's side and now free safety(not Carters SS position). Sounds like a very "smart" player willing to do whatever necessary to help the team. He will not go quietly....
I think the jist is he provides depth at safety. Both Smith and Mundy (although very limited) saw action at SS, whether in practice or in game. That would provide the option of moving one of those guys over to SS if necessary (c'mon Troy, healthy '08) and still having more options at FS.
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