Originally posted by cowboysforever
James is that, and he's great at what he does. Yes, you lose a little in pass coverage, but that didn't stop Harry Carson's Giants, or Teddy Johnson's Patriots from succeeding.
The thing is because of Roy's ineffeciencies, theyre asking James to do some things that he shouldn't be asked to do in pass coverage, and it makes him look bad. We had the same problem with Antonio Pierce here because Tim Lewis is a moron.
James does a fine job defending an intermediate zone in the middle. He struggles to chase the speedy RBs out of the backfield in man coverage, but thats not his job. Akin should be assigned that role. Or if the RB is a burner, you assign a safety that role. No MIKE in the NFL can chase Westbrook, maybe only Wilson and Urlacher. Bradie James is not the problem. I think youre being a little too hard on him.