Given the Saints LB situation (or lack of), I would think a move closer to the line of scrimmage would definitely boost Smith's number of tackles.On a side note, I'm actually more interested in seeing Bullocks at FS.
Demoted alright.S Jay Bellamy will be out for the year after injuring his right rotator cuff in Sunday’s 33-16 loss at Minnesota. He will have surgery on the shoulder this week and be placed on injured reserve.
Word on the street yesterday was that Bullocks was in at SS and if he can't handle it, Smith will be moved to SS. Who goes to FS if that is the case?clarification - I live in Nebraska and Bullocks is a former Nebraska Cornhusker, so the rumor that Bullocks is going to be the SS could be just wishful homerism from the Nebraska press.
Here I thought that Smith was going to be the SS when he signed with NO, damnit. The Saints depth chart had Bullocks listed as the backup to Smith. At one point this team loved Mel Mitchell but I wonder if that soured when he started getting hurt the past couple of years.They have been trying to replace Bellamy for years but it looks like the injury will be what makes it happen. I hope Bellamy comes back and is productive next year somewhere because he was one of those guys that just produced even when trying to always be replaced by the team.
I thought evrything coming across the wire was for Bullocks to play FS and Smith to shift.Guys, it really doesn't matter. Go back and look at Bellamy, Tebucky, and all the other Saints safeties over the last 2 years. What you will see is a defense the is so miserable at stopping the run ( very poor LB play), BOTH safeties post really good tackle numbers.
Honestly, I don't think it matters who's playing which safety position. Both Saint safeties have been excellent producers.