You would never rather have earl Thomas than. Lay Matthews or Aldon Smith
Only two of those guys play on a good defense, an the safety played without elite pass rushers yet still did great.
The one who played on a bad defense had a good front 7 but poor back 4(outside of Woodson a couple of years).
Hmmm, maybe that front 7 myth isn't as true as everyone makes it out to be.
Think of the Ravens in recent years. Once their secondary started to deteriorate their defense started slipping and they had great pass rushers.
The Steelers are a completely different team without Polamalu, and they have great pass rushers.
Maybe secondary players can make a huge difference in this league. Maybe Vaccaro can and maybe he can't, but to say he can't because he is a safety is blatantly false.
This post was edited on 4/28 at 11:22 am