Playing players to their strengths. It is what all of the great coaches do. Think to the late, great, Jim Johnson. He always made something out of nothing. The first example that comes to mind is Jeremiah Trotter. As an Eagle? 4 pro bowls, 2x all pro... playing for anyone else??? BUST.
Juan has shown NOTHING that makes me think he has learned to master this skill. For example, what is Nnamdi good at?? Shutting down 1/2 of the field playing man to man. Why is he playing in all of these zone schemes??? Reid and Castillo have been quoted saying they are looking to put players in a position to make plays.. PLEASE DO THAT.
What is DRC good at??? Zone, gambling, playing on the outside like Asante. What is Joselio Hanson good at? Nickel. He understands the position better than ANYONE on this eagles team. My question is, why is he not playing in the slot??? Hanson is a better slot corner than both Nnamdi AND Dr. C. Wait... WHAT??? Better than two of the best corners in the game?!?! Hanson has been playing the slot his whole NFL career. He understands it, and he is good at wrapping up and tackling. Dr. C seems lost in the slot... the quick precise route running by receivers always breaks his ankles. And Nnamdi? He is not used to playing there... why do we have to force him to learn it??? JUST PUT IN JOSELIO.
Another thing--> Kurt Coleman??? What is he good at? Tackling. What is he bad at? Coverage. What should he be used for? A hybrid safety/linebacker . Just put the kid in on obvious run downs. Allen should be in over Coleman on passing downs. Jarrad Paige??? He has no brain. Simplify things for him.
A lot easier said than done, YES, but I feel like Juan could definitely be doing a better job to put players in position to make plays... don't even get me STARTED on wide-9 and how it is treating our linebackers...