Getting Beat Deep in the NFL


Published: September 29, 2009

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... rookie gets past you for a supposed go-ahead touchdown on Monday Night Football, just because you don't have a true free safety on your team—that is a problem and one that you should have taken care of either in the Draft or Free Agency.

This actually is becoming a serious epidemic for a small number of teams in the NFL.

That MNF game I bring up was a play in which veteran Chargers' strong safety Clinton Hart got beat by first year Oakland Raider Louis Murphy, who has a nice combo of size and speed, for a 57 yard touchdown pass on 4th and 15, no less. True, Hart is the actual strong safety, but the problem is and was that San Diego does not have a safety to cover deep. Football guided missle Eric Weddle is listed as their starting free safety, because he is the most athletic safety they have, but he has no deep speed, a must if you want to be a good free safety in the NFL.

The Chargers aren't the only ones with this problem of course. Nor are they the only...

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