Sean Smith

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  1. Clipse

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    Interesting concept putting him on Shiancoe. Last play of the game for the Vikes, he covered Shiancoe as good as humanly possible and it obviously resulted in an incompletion. It's something I'd like to see a little more of. Thoughts?
     
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    Sean also made a play just before the first stopped 4th down to deny Minny the first. I was glad to see him playing and back in the flow.
     
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Sean's not going to be getting his starting job back anytime in the foreseeable future. So, why not put him in favorable matchups where he can have some success and rebuild his confidence.
     
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    How about that former first round bust, Jason Allen?
     
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    Jason Allen played too good today to warrant it any time in the foreseeable future.

    If Vontae Davis were somehow sitting the bench behind Jason Allen, it would be the same. Allen is playing too good to get anyone else on the field in his place.
     
  6. Jimi

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    Using Sean Smith as somewhat of a TE shadow would be ideal if you ask me. His physical skill set was made for that job.
     
  7. X-Pacolypse

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    All I can say is, I never saw these kind of performances coming. The beginning of Training Camp he was a Special Teams ace. After two weeks of regular season play, he looks like the 16th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.
     
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    yea I like it a lot. He is probably one of the few players with both size and speed to cover those tight ends. I mean if Jason Allen and Vontae keep playing lights out he is gonna have trouble finding playing time as a boundary corner. That fourth down coverage on Shiancoe was very impressive. I hope we see him on Keller quite a bit next week. It just is such an ideal job for him.
     
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    Jason Allen was Awesome!!!!!
     
  10. Clipse

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    True that. I created this thread to discuss putting Sean Smith on the TE more often. What do you think about that matchup? He has the size to matchup with TE's. I'm not sure how often he was on Shiancoe, but the few times I noticed it, I came away impressed. I'm thinking this could be a matchup we try to use more often, especially now that it seems Sean Smith's tackling has improved dramatically from last year. Having a great pass catching tight end has become sort of a necessity and being able to cover the tight end has become almost as important as being able to cover the opponent's #1 WR.
     
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    Great for Jason Allen, but this thread is to discuss Smith finding a niche covering the opposing teams TE.
     
  12. ckparrothead

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    Risky. Could work, could be something that just isn't his thing. Hard to say.
     
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    as if other threads stay on topic good luck with that.
     
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    I saw Sean giving to much space between himself and the opposing receiver.
     
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    he has the size to cover te's and technique, he has more trouble with fast receivers that cut quick, maybe sparano is on to something here. That last play of the game earned smith some much needed recognition.
     
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    Sean Smith will be a fulltime safety this time next year.
     
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    I always thought he fit more as a strong safety.
     
  18. Clipse

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    I think it's something that could work well against some of these more athletic Tight Ends that we play this year like Keller, Finley, Hernandez, Gresham, Dickson, etc. Either way we won't know unless we continue to try it, and it worked well today against a very athletic, and very underrated TE in Shiancoe. If you ever get time, wouldn't mind seeing one of your videos on this.
     
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    Exactly. His athletic ability matches up with that of a lot TE's in todays NFL. He struggles mightily against quick WR's.
     
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    I used to think he would be a safety in the NFL before I found out he's not a very good tackler. With his tackling becoming much improved, Jason Allen starting to live up to his draft position, and Smith being completely useless as a nickel back, who knows.
     
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    make sean the third roving middle safety for NE. I just saw NE today and they dont run the ball hardly at all! just go six DB's vs. those guys.
     
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    If they do start using him to cover te and he does well, it could be very big for us against the pats, because if you seen todays game they have some good athletic ones.
     
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    Sean Smith's future appears to be at safety.
     
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    I saw a couple of plays where Sean was making his presence felt. That's good to see. Obviously Allen deserves to keep that job, but I can't remember a time when we've made it through the season with just two corners starting, so Sean will be needed at some point. Let's hope for more good stuff so he'll be ready the next time we need him to step up.
     
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    i think smith covering the opposing teams pass catchting tight end is ideal only problem would be on running plays
    where he could get knocked of the ball and they run at him..
     
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    I agree. I saw alot of shots in the middle of the field where Sean Smith didn't have good coverage. Has me concerned. Trying to figure out what has happened to him.
     
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    His size and skill set can be used somewhere on the field at sometime, the coaches are probably looking for match ups that sean can take advantage on..
     
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    Agreed, he does better against the less shifty players.
     
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    Safety's have to be able to tackle big running backs, and while SS has improved his overall toughness I'm not sure he's ready to 'tackle' that position. I like the idea of him covering receiving TE's though, that might be just what we've been looking for.
     
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    Can't say that I seen this at all. Sean Smith was very good today. As they say, you can never have too many good CB's.
     
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    He wasn't just working against TEs though, remember he covered Percy Harvin on a crossing route.

    I think he just had a slot dime CB role to be honest. That ended up putting him against Shiancoe a fair amount because Shiancoe kept being lined up as a slot WR.
     
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    While that's true, I think he had a very good all around game, no matter who he was covering. Definitely didn't look like this atrocious bust who should be cut immediately that some people tried to make him out to be during the preseason.
     
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    I really like that kind of matchup whenever we can get it. Next week will have another WR/TE in Dustin Keller.
     
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    By my tally he was thrown at 3 or 4 times. He stopped Percy Harvin 2 yards short of a 1st down on 3rd & 8, he allowed a 9 yarder on 3rd & 7, I could swear there was another play where he got the guy down just shy of the 1st down, and then there's the 4th down coverage on Shiancoe to ice the game.
     

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