The question of Darren Sharper is coming up.
But I'm not sure I would go after Sharper. Of course he is the playmaking type of safety that I've been talking about for the past 2 months now, but I'm not sure I'm ready to pay a bunch of $$$ to a 30-year old safety, who arguably had his worst season since probably his permanent move to the FS spot.
I do like Sharper, but he seems like a player that is on the downside of his career. He's a top coverage safety, but I think coverage safeties losing their ability a lot faster than say a run-stopping safety. I compare it to Rodney Harrison. Harrison was on the decline in his final days in San Diego, but I think a run stopping safety can always pull out a bit better than a coverage safety.
I'm reminded a bit of Eugene Robinson and how quickly his play slipped after the Super Bowl debacle.
I'm not saying this is a definite for Sharper, but if the team is going after an "over the hill" safety, I'd settle for the cheaper and better run option in Sammy Knight. I just don't think Scott is the long-term guy at SS. He's not as physical as we need at that position, and I think he's a much better prospect as a FS.
But I'm not saying Sharper would be a bad signing. But if the Falcons were going to hand out of a signing bonus of $5-7 million, I would prefer it be on a younger player with a bit more upside than Sharper.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.