chrisOG, on 13 January 2013 - 11:57 PM, said:
How do we know that Thomas would be the same player here? With the circus that the Defense has been the last few seasons, Thomas might look almost as bad as Allen. There is a lot to be said for good coaching.
Lets keep in mind 3 critical things.
1) The scheme in Seattle for Thomas is very basic and actually just about the easiest scheme for a safety to play. Its a single deep safety with read coverage simply depending on down, yardage and CB coverage. A very basic, very little read scheme.
2) Even in that scheme, he struggled in pass coverage finishing 73rd out of 88
3) And somehow he managed to finish dead last in the entire NFL for any defensive player in missed tackle percentage.
Think about that. There are about 500 defensive players in the NFL that see extensive time, along with another 100 that play at least 25% of the teams plays and he was DEAD LAST.
Seriously. Think about that. DEAD LAST !!!
So my guess is,,,, if he struggles in that scheme he would struggle in most schemes. But in Seattle he doesn't have to be great with the other 3 DBs he has around him. Especially with a player of Chancellor's ability's out there with him.