I'm just going to come out with it. Tyvon Branch has got to be our first priority this off-season. He is the best player on the defense plain and simple. We gotta get him signed quick. I don't see him leaving unless the eagles gave him a hefty deal and was reunited with Aso. We do have a need at the safety position though. Honestly Huff is getting overpayed to be a nickle corner and I'm sorry but not a fan of Girodono. Huff needs to be traded and take anything we can get from him. Girodono can stay and be a backup to the starting the free safety. Which that bring me to my next point.
Branch at Free Safety. We have spitballed the idea around before and I never used to agree with it but then we played the packers. The Packers messed our stuff up. There was this one play though that I hope everyone remembers because I can't find it. Tyvon Branch covered Greg Jennings deep one on one and slapped the ball down. There aren't many players in this league that can do that. Cover newly vacaitioning poster boy Aaron Rodgers go to guy one on one with all day to pass. HOW!?
We have had Huff there for awhile. Girodono can't tackle or cover just kinda stands there and jumps at the ball. With Branch at FS it's a lot easier to find a Strong.
Mike Mitchell had a bit of a bad year. He was on the field a lot but I think he had one pick but that's the only play I remember him missing. He has a lot of upside and truely is a Raider.
Here's a curve ball for you guys. Landry out of Washington. The guy can play when healthy. Having him and Tyvon in the back with a 3-4 upfront?? Sounds like a bully. He flys to the ball and can lay wood. Let him get healthy and we have decent backups at each position ( Mitchell and Girodono) We just can't let our ruff defense lose its diamond. Branch is a star and a true Raider.
Watch both these videos and tell me you wouldn't nut if we had both these monsters.
What safety combo will be better?
FS Branch. SS Landry. (137 votes)
FS Branch. SS Mitchell (46 votes)
FS Gio. SS Branch (22 votes)
205 total votes