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    Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    If we were lucky enough to land him...and assuming Finnegan is not re-signed how would the defense change.

    Would Trumaine Johnson be able to play the nickel or would he have to play safety ?

    or would he strictly become depth ?

    With a guy like Trumaine on the roster does that make Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or Antonio Cromartie or another vet FA corner not named Cromarite an easier fit that could play inside and out ?

    Just thinking of scheme and Johnson's future role ?

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    Re: Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    You can't have too many corners. If we add Verner, it means we've got Jenkins and Johnson for the other side and the nickle corner.

    I think you're really trying to over think it. Nickle corner is a starting position in the league.

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    Re: Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauceman View Post
    You can't have too many corners. If we add Verner, it means we've got Jenkins and Johnson for the other side and the nickle corner.

    I think you're really trying to over think it. Nickle corner is a starting position in the league.
    It don't matter how many good corners the Rams have, if we don't have a competent Safety protecting them from getting beat deep it won't matter. With Sam Shields getting almost 10 mil a year I doubt Verner will sign for anything less than that. If were going to spend that kind of money we might as well just sign Byrd instead and draft Gilbert or Dennard at 13.
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    Re: Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie25 View Post
    It don't matter how many good corners the Rams have, if we don't have a competent Safety protecting them from getting beat deep it won't matter. With Sam Shields getting almost 10 mil a year I doubt Verner will sign for anything less than that. If were going to spend that kind of money we might as well just sign Byrd instead and draft Gilbert or Dennard at 13.
    This is my thinking. If your going to spend money put it on a really good FS like Byrd, and use the 13th pick on one of the very good two corners, and not have to worry about using it on the okay FS.

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    Re: Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    I think Jenkin's size and skill set place him at nickel-corner. I'd keep Johnson's length on the outside.

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    Re: Alterraun Verner and the impact on defensive scheme

    To be honest, this is why I have been saying that Captain Munnerlyn from Carolina would be a good CB option

    Leave Jenkins and Johnson outside and have Munnerlyn play inside

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