And it's just a theory being up at 3 in the morning =)! So the Bengals are being extra slow in free agency following their own patterns and doing things the way they feel will win them the big one.
They've been like this for years correct. Something dawned on me. I recently added myself to Twitter and tried finding everything and everyone I could that has to do with the Bengals. I found Robert Sands our 5th round pick Free Safety. He sat patiently in the trenches this season waiting for his chance. Well this is what I found...
"Returns for his second season as the starter at the free safety position in the defensive backfield … showed a lot of improvement over the course of the spring."
I, like everyone else is pissed that Nelson is leaving however and this is a big what if. What if Robert Sands is going to be the starter? He's a guy that Marvin and Zim's drafted. We know they love the kid. I for the life of me cannot find the training camp video where Sands lays out Simpson, Simpson's pissed and wants to fight Sands and Marvin is hyped up laughing!!! So what if they unleash him this year. They are obviously concerned with CB by bringing in 3 cb's (Ross, Porter, and Newman) and I think they are still talking to Pacman. They aren't the slightest bit worried about Safety at all. Marvins statement at the combine was...
"Envision a Sands or Mays playing more?
ML: Through competition, we’ll see. Reggie (Nelson) is a free agent player, we would like to have him back but we’ll see. We’re prepared to go either way. We covered that spot last season and didn’t have to dip into the reserve tank at any point where we were fortunate. We had a taste of Taylor Mays and we were impressed with what we saw. Miles got a chance of having a little bit of a role and we feel pretty good about where we are."
To Marvin the Safety position is covered. I mean at this point we are the only ones panicking at least I was. So if Nelson leaves so be it. I'd like to have him back but honestly I'm interested to see what Sands and Mays look like back there. May’s was another guy they wanted but went with Gresham which is fine by me. They have them both now. I read and heard the knocks about range but if CB position is addressed and listen to me now, it is being addressed The Safety's Sands and Mays will be able to roam a lil. With these 2 though, I'd hate to be the guy catching the ball in front of them... And hey if it doesn't work out Baccarri Rambo UGA 2013 draft!!!