This season (assuming we have one) we are likely to see two new starting corner backs in Desmond Trufant and rookie Jeff Okudah. Do you believe this years starting combination will be better than last years pairing of Darius Slay and Rashaan Melvin.
QB’s last year averaged a 99.6 passer rating against the Lions and we allowed 3599 passing yards. Darius had 2 Ints and Rashaan Melvin had 0.
Granted defense is a team game, however this was a major change in our roster so I am curious how people think it will impact us. Did we upgrade, downgrade or stay relatively the same from a purely CB standpoint?
Personally I believe we stayed pretty much the same.
Rashaan had a disappointing season and at times it felt like Darius slay’s conflict with the coaches affected his desire to be on the field. That said I think Darius is still the best player of the 4 at this point in his career.
Okudah is a rookie and CB is a tough position for rookies to learn and be efficient. Trufant is solid but he seems to have lost a step. Veterans usually have a nice bounce back year with a new team so I think he will have a better year than Okudah.
If we see any increase in productivity I think it will be in the way of run support from the CB position rather than passing defense. I’d like to hear what others think. Are our starting CB’s this year better, worse, or about the same?