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Do you think the presense of Atogwe at FS may allow D Hall to take more chances at CB?
Reason I ask is that Hall is at his best when taking chances. He had a few INTs last year and, as everyone knows, these are game-changers. I would like to think thats why the coaches keep him around and that they are aware of the shortcomings that are associated with the chances he takes.
Finally, I feel somewhat qualified to answer a football question. I played FS from JV (7th-9th grade) to varsity in HS and did ok at the position. The one thing I always wanted from the CBs was a certain consistency - to stay with the receivers on fly patterns as I closed in to double team. On shorter routes, hook patterns, and slants, I wanted them to be sure of any chances that they were taking. Being alone with a speedy receiver is not a good thing - CBs traditionally have more speed than safeties. Look at how DeSean Jackson burned LaRon Landry last year at FedEx - classic example of a safety having to take a speedy receiver all alone.
It's one thing to play a zone and have the Sam, Will, or Mike dropping back in coverage. It's another when M-T-M is called and a risk-taking CB blows the coverage. The first time some receiver burns DHall, I'm sure Atogwe will have a thing or two to say to him. Hopefully, DHall will get the message. Chicago last year was amazing, but he had only two INTs the rest of the season. Not good, imho.