The reality is that Phillips is the only safety on the roster than can do a good job of covering a TE by himself. I never bought into Rivers. I think he is half the talent Williams is. Williams was one of the best defensive players we had in the San Fran playoff game. I also think he's our best cover LB. He makes Boley look slow. Boley had no clue how to cover Witten.
I'm pretty tired of TC playing Blackburn and Rivers over Herzlich and Williams. Blackburn had a fluke playoff run. The guy is not the answer. Herzlich is 25. It's time for him to take the job. I have no idea after the excellent playoffs he had why the team went out and got Rivers. Williams should be one of the starting OLB's.