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Looking Ahead to 2012 Husker Football: Safeties


Who will replace Austin Cassidy this fall? And maybe more importantly, will this group improve overall this season?

Will the Georgia Bulldogs' Secondary be the Bright Spot in Todd Grantham's New 3-4 Defense?


Georgia Bulldogs fans are concerned about the front seven in Todd Grantham's 3-4 defense, but Scott Lakatos's secondary may be the bright spot in the new scheme.

Football Preview Weekish: Defensive backs


Jasper Howard cares not for your gravity. As part of TheUConnBlog’s 2009 football Season Preview Week, we’re rolling out the position...

Spring Preview: The Secondary, Part 2: Who Else Wants to Play?


Part 2 of our Spring look at the defensive back position for the LSU Fightin' Tigers

Spring Preview: The Secondary, Part 1: The Certitude


Part 1 of our Spring look at the upcoming Tiger defensive backs.

DMN fishing for ideas??


Looks like Raf gave the DMN another good idea. It's probably just a coincidence, right Raf?? Not like it's ever happened before or anything. LOL

Safeties Last -- Dallas' Premier Need


The Cowboys again find themselves entering December with a woeful group of safeties.

Position Preview: Safeties


Let's try to bang this out real quick, before we cut it too close to game time. Last season, the safeties were a strength, and we return nearly every person from that rotation. Gone is Sadiq...

SportingNews - Ranking the top 25 NFL defensive backs (Newman, Williams, Hamlin & Jones)


Dallas has four DBs in the top 25 on this list. Denver, Oakland, Philly and Green Bay each have two. No other team has more than 1. 11. Terence Newman, CB, Cowboys. Newman is an explosive athlete who shows great speed and agility. He can also be overaggressive in coverage but has the makeup speed to get back in position. He has learned to play with maturity and better technique. He also has become more of a playmaker with 8 interceptions and 144 tackles over the past two seasons. His improved coverage skills are the reason Anthony Henry sees so many balls come his way. 19. Roy Williams, S, Dallas Cowboys. Williams is a big, physical safety who is at his best playing close to the line of scrimmage. Although he's a big-time tackler and playmaker who can separate the ballcarriers from balls, he has always struggled in coverage, and teams are learning to exploit that weakness. Dallas has the depth in the secondary to use multiple personnel groups to try to hide Williams' deficiencies, but the fact remains he has become a nearly one-dimensional player, which is why he is so low on this list. 24. Adam Jones, CB, Dallas Cowboys. Jones is both physical and athletic, and plays bigger than his size. He can run with anyone, make big plays on the ball, and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. The issue, of course, is that his body of NFL work is limited, as is his ability to make good decisions off the field. If his head is on straight, Jones has the skills to be one of the NFL's very best. 25. Ken Hamlin, S, Cowboys. Hamlin ranked in the top 10 in the league in passes defensed last season, and was fourth among safeties with five interceptions. He has great range and can track down many balls while playing in center field. Hamlin is at his best jumping routes in zone coverage, but he can also match up with both tight ends and slot wide receivers. He is a strong complement to Roy Williams and is the player who may best be able to keep Williams on the field. T-New should be higher on the list. Hamlin should be at least higher than Roy, and I think a lot of folks would not put Roy on the list at all. Jones makes the list even missing a season...

2008 Football Preview: The Safeties


The only real safe bet to be a regular starter in the secondary, barring injury, is #27 Curtis Taylor, the senior returning free safety.  Taylor, the leader of the Fighting Taylor Brothers, will...

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