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#1 Ausman

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:56 AM

I say the time is now to give Omar Brown a shot at Free Safety!

 

We really do not have the time to draft and develop a rookie FS. It may take that rookie a while to get accustomed to the NFL style Defense let alone our D.

 

Omar Brown has been with the team for a couple years now so he's not a rookie. He has experience, which is what the team prefers. He has had more than enough time to develop.

 

Why do you think his nickname is "Baby Ed Reed" . I'm sure Ed Reed has been taking him under his wing for some reason. Big Ed wouldn't mentor him if he didn't have potential or even reminded him of himself in his younger days.

 

 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:03 AM

While I agree he deserves a shot at that starting job, its not because of his nickname. We also can't rely on him, we need a vet to increase the comp
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

IIRC he played quite well in preseason games.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

He's got hardly any regular season experience, I'm not comfortable banking on him to be our starting FS lol. We definitely need competition at the position. We should honestly be considering bringing back Ed Reed (I'm aware of all the issues), but I know one thing, he still gets respect from QB's and will play 16 games.  


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

He's got hardly any regular season experience, I'm not comfortable banking on him to be our starting FS lol. We definitely need competition at the position. We should honestly be considering bringing back Ed Reed (I'm aware of all the issues), but I know one thing, he still gets respect from QB's and will play 16 games.

 

Not so sure about that. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

Not so sure about that. 

 

Not so sure about the demands respect from QB's part either. Our own Joe Flacco, on a down year, made him look awful on a deep pass he tossed over Reed's head. Many other QB's tested him, and won, last year as well. Reed has definitely lost a step.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:18 AM

Not so sure about that. 

 

Hasn't missed a game in 3 years (besides the 2 Texans didn't start him). I understand the larger health concerns .. but he certainly has proven to be able to take care of his body .

 

When we're talking about Omar Brown as a potential starting FS we have a problem .. And it worries me drafting a rookie FS to start next to Elam.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:27 AM

I was just thinking this. His time to prove is now or never.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:30 AM

Brown could be called upon but I doubt our team goes all-in on him. Not before training camp. We don't operate like that. We'll draft someone, sign someone, something. We'll have competition and legit competition at that. No way we rely on Omar Brown to be an impact player without making him earn it from others. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:32 AM

Brown could be called upon but I doubt our team goes all-in on him. Not before training camp. We don't operate like that. We'll draft someone, sign someone, something. We'll have competition and legit competition at that. No way we rely on Omar Brown to be an impact player without making him earn it from others. 

I believe we'll do both; get a vet in a follow it up in the draft mid-rounds (one of the two comp 4ths come to mind)


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:35 AM

Scary thought letting somebody with such little experience step into that role but everything ive seen from Brown was solid. Plus he isnt getting any younger. Get him on the field even if we sign or draft another safety. At least let him play and get ready to step into the role.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.

 

Can we handle having a rookie FS next to Elam who will still be developing? How much patience does Pees have, lol. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.

I'm not one to say let's not worry about FS because of Omar but at the same time, I think you're being unfair because it sounds almost as if you're saying he couldn't have improved, which we both know he could have.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:39 AM

Can we handle having a rookie FS next to Elam who will still be developing? How much patience does Pees have, lol. 

Considering he had a rookie SS play FS, I'd say a lot


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:40 AM

Considering he had a rookie SS play FS, I'd say a lot

 

True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?

Hard to say, obvioulsy none of us know. But what I am/ was encouraged by is the fact that when Elam played in the box more, the second half of the season, I thought he looked a lot better. I'm excited to see who fills the whole at FS.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

He has to be in consideration at this point, but we can't count on him to be the answer.  We haven't seen near enough to anoint him the answer.  Maybe the team has, but I know I haven't.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

While I agree he deserves a shot at that starting job, its not because of his nickname. We also can't rely on him, we need a vet to increase the comp

 

I'm not suggesting he deserves a shot because of his nickname it's because I know Ed Reed mentored him! 


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