Since we're not 100% sure what we're running defensively between a true Cover 2 with 2 deep safety's or a Cover 3 with 1 deep and 1 in the box I find it interesting what the FO brought in behind the incumbents....
We know with Hooker and a combo of Geathers/Farley we can run the Cover 3 with a centerfielder type safety. Green is "fast" enough to be Hookers back-up, but lacks the instincts to do so, though he did show good progression last year as the season wore on.
George Odum, Chris Cooper and Mike Cirino all are roughly 6'0" and 200 lbs, they all lined up at multiple positions like FS, SS, CB, Nickel and even some OLB (Odum). Additionally, they all had similar pro day measurables including running 4.45 or less and showed ball skills. On top of that, much like Leonard they *looked* like the best athlete on the field on thier tape.
So this begs the question....are we signing these swiss army knife safety's to play a Cover 2, two deep system?
Is Coach Riech looking for his own Kenny Vaccaro or Malcolm Jenkins and possibly sliding Hairston back outside to RCB where he played at Temple?
Or is this simply a way of getting fast special teams players to replace Ronald Martin and/or Green as depth as well?