Jaheel Addae's second half play and his impact on the play of the D seems minor but could be having a bigger impact? I feel like his emergence as a solid option at safety has played a big role in our defenses' recent stretch of awesome play. Am I wrong to think that his good play has allowed for Gilchrist to spend more time at his more natural nickle corner spot?
From what I have seen as a fan rewatching games and not studying coaching tape, he has been solid. He does not have game changing plays on his current resume but it seems like every time you do see him he's making an excellent form tackle or a punishing hit. A few examples are: the in the second quarter of the Week 15 game in Denver he steps up and drops Julius Thomas (6'5" 250 vs 5'10" 195) in his tracks with a solid form tackle and in the wild card game in Cincy he makes a couple very solid tackles from the deep safety spot. While these plays are not truly "impact" plays they have a higher floor than recent SS play we've seen as Bolts fans.
If TT found our starting SS of the future imagine the draft flexibility that gives us. What do you guys think: Future starter or solid role player?