I'm bored this weekend, so I thought I'd start a random chatter game. Over the next few months, I'll try and post a scenario or two a week for discussion of "what would YOU do?"
This week's scenario:
Ownership and advisers have suggested we pursue a safety in free agency (note: Major Wright was resigned mid-season to a 1 year extension because people are incapable of playing a fake game). Who we pursue at this point is irrelevant, but you - the General Manager - have been told that one of our current starters MUST be cut. Also, only ONE of our current starters can be cut. So, who do you choose and why?
I'm sitting here and I'm like, you know, Conte seems to lack the instincts to be an impact safety...
Then I'm like, Wright's instincts seem to lead to consistent blown assignments and his aggressiveness seems to often work to a disadvantage. They both leave something to be desired as tacklers, but I would still put my money on Wright any day of the week to make the stop. They were both really bad this year but we have a bigger frame of reference to draw from and I feel like I've seen more good from Wright to feel better about him bouncing back, going forward.
Id cut Wright, he misses tackles, he gets beat in coverage a lot, and he hasnt improved at all IMO. Conte at least shows he can get INTs and can cover besides what a fluke play where the ball went through his arms and another where he never heard the check to man to man. Not saying Conte is good because he needs to greatly improve on his tackling and his coverage too but he is still better than Wright. Liked Wright when we drafted him never liked him while he was playing though.