Mediocre with flashes of brilliance
- Nov 26, 2002
- Reaction score
- Gumdrop house on Lollipop Ln.
I wonder if the brass is looking at Bryant as McCourty's heir apparent. He doesn't have McCourty's raw speed, but he's rangey, heady, and disciplined, and he can tackle. Not a man cover corner, but those instincts might be a nice fit. I'd prefer him to be an inch or two taller and 10 lbs heavier, but it's not a hill to die on.
Alternatively, Dugger's improving coverage skills make him McCourty's de facto replacement and Phillips becomes the starter in Dugger's role. And there's always Bledsoe to consider, I guess. Seemed like he had a strong camp, but got buried in the Patriots insane depth at safety. But when guys went down with injuries he never emerged, which isn't a great sign.
I hope we have a better plan than to replace McCourty with Bryant, but I admit that I haven't considered that Bryant might be better suited to be a Safety. A little.
He's a try-hard kid with speed who tackles and doesn't seem to make major mistakes, but he gets his pocket picked when he's in position way too often
for my tastes. Does he have short arms? He plays like he does. He's got Wilhite-itis. He's all over somebody and they box him out and come away with the ball.
If I had to come up with a nickname for him it'd be "Scrappy", but that isn't necessarily a compliment.