let me start out by saying, i'm a sucker for the hitting safety. i was a huge michael lewis fan, even in light of his inability to cover. he struck fear into the hearts of running backs and he could bring down any ballcarrier on the field. i'll never figure out how sean considine got on the field. lewis could be counted on to make a stop whenever anyone got by the consumate all-pro, all universe mark simoneau.
which brings me to my point....with questions abound concerning the stability of the linebacking corps,(bradley's knee, fokou, incoming talent, etc,etc.) we need a guy who can come in and make the necessary stops
when our front 7 breaks down. thomas is too shy at the line of scrimmage. maybe he can overcome that with a good training camp. the point was made in a post i just read about kyle wilson being able to tackle better than thomas, and i wholeheartedly agree with the assessment.
the next ed reed? probably not. and even if he is.....ed reed is hurt every year for 4 or 5 games. because he's small. his body isn't holding up to the punishment it receives. he even considered retirement at the end of last year. he's only 30. just something to think about. i really hope we don't trade up for thomas. it would be smarter just wait and get a corner at #24, take nate allen, the complete safety at #37.
all this being said, the idea of getting eric berry makes me want to throw rocks at the sky. i'm going to try and not be incredibly dissappointed tomorrow if he doesn't fall our way. for the record, i don't think the price is too high. do the right thing, andy reid. i implore you.
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