Season in Review: Safeties Premium Story

The "Hit Man" could be a marked man (Getty Images)
By Denis Savage

Date: Jan 28, 2003

Change is the tune being played as the season ended regarding the strong safety and free safety positions. The coaching staff has instituted a defensive scheme that requires the safeties to cover more ground and be bigger factors in the passing game and taking them away from their duties defending the run. The inherent problem is the current group best assets are defending the run.

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