The most compelling Attributes of a Free Safety are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Processing Speed ~ The ability to Rapidly Read & React to the Play as it develops
Diagnostic Acuity ~ The ability to do so effectively and with Precision
Range ~ Lateral Velocity & DownHill Burst
Verticity ~ Turn & Burn Acuity ~ Flip of the Hip to Rotate & Run with Receivers
Combat ~ The ability to work through Traffic
Tackling ~ Consistency & Precision
Run Defense ~ Awful. Bad Spacial Diagnostic Acuity ~ In English: Reads Angles & Space poorly, and subsequently takes Bad Angles when attacking. Loves to make the Splash Hit, but otherwise consistently Contact-Retardant.
Well, I wasn't high on'm a Year ago, and I'm far less impressed, right now.
If I had to guess, I'd say that he was swayed by Matt Barkley's foolish decision to return to bid on the Championship.
McDonald comes from great BloodLines, and I must say that I'm haunted by an ethereal notion that there was much more to the story of the Trojans's spectacular 2012 collapse than meets the eye...But I have to call'm as I see'm.
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