Do you believe that Brian Dawkins is one of the top five safeties in the league?
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with all the broncos gained to all the eagles lost yeah, Dawkins was an important part of our D he may not have a brust but he is still very good
Top 5 no. That is a very strong group with guys that take the ball away from the offense and change games. But Dawkins is still good and makes a lot of tackles, though I missed his sacks and forced fumbles. We just need McBath to keep playing well so Dawkins gets the needed rest during the season.
I love Dawk, he's great. I just think he might have lost a step. Top 5? maybe not. Top 10? Yes!
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Dawkins IS a top 5 safety and here's why.
1. His leadership. he has really turned our defense around. he has very motavational speeches.
2. His tackling. Sure he does miss tackles at times, but who doesnt? he lead the broncos with tackles in 116 this season and he's still a hard hitter. look at this hit for example: Video
3. He Is pretty good in coverage. he may not get 6-10 interceptions/season, but he's also shutdown. our whole secondary was shut down of WR's. John Lynch sucked in coverage. Dawkins is good at it.
4. HIS LEADERSHIP.
i think they should give jaryius bryd some credit too.
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which of these would dawkins beat out?
He used to be top 5 but isn't at the moment...........He is top 10 though and is still a force in this league!!!
5-6 years ago, yes, he would be considered top 5. Now he's top 10 at the most. He's obviously lost a step or two compared to his earlier years in Philly.
And just no one in rights mind whould rank him over Reed, Byrd, Troy, Atogwe, Sharper, Collins, and all the other concensus top 5-7 safeties. I like him as the 9th or 10th best safety in the league today.
Last edited by Amari24; 07-12-2010 at 11:24 PM.
Honestly.... Not even close. He is such a one dimensional player at this point in his career. he never had the elite ball skills, but he could cover. Now he is shaky in coverage and really developed more into an in the box safety.
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Dawk is good, and I love having him on our team, but he is nowhere near top 5, maybe not even top 10. But for him to be even top 10 worthy is pretty good considering he is 36-37.
could all be considered better overall players at this point
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i'm not sure about top 5, but dawkins is the friggin' man
i'm looking for darcel mcbath to snag the other starting spot this year too. that kid showed a lot of promise last season
Nick Collins will probably be the top safety in football this season. Ed Reed will miss games because of hip surgery. Troy Polamalu missed 7 games last season, injuring his knee twice. Their health issues put Collins on top. 28 pass deflections and 13 interceptions (3 returned for touchdowns) in the last two seasons. That's a lot of extra drives for Aaron Rodgers.
Last edited by broncos SB2010; 07-13-2010 at 10:12 AM.