Jason David…How Much Worse Can He Do?

9 games into the 2007 NFL season and I think it’s time for Saints Head Coach Sean Payton to sit starting cornerback Jason David.

David is a stand-up guy and a solid veteran player….but after watching him so far this season I think I speak for Saints fans everywhere when I say he should be a solid veteran back-up player.

David came over from the Indianapolis Colts as a big ticket free agent. The black and gold signed David to a 4 year, 16 million dollar contract.

But David can’t play in the Saints defense which requires cornerbacks to play lots of one-on-one with wide outs.

David excelled in Indy’s cover 2 scheme…probably because he had a great safety like Bob Sanders.

So far this season David got roasted against his former team to start the year. Jeff Garcia and Joey Galloway made him look like a semi-pro in week 2 and in week 3 Vince Young, one of the worst passing QB’s in the NFL, hit several big plays against David.

David broke his forearm in week 3 and missed 4 games. In all of those games the Saints defense played lights out and won 3 games.

David returned to action last week against Jacksonville and because the team won, his questionable performance was overlooked.

But today it’s hard to overlook numbers like this; Going into the 3rd quarter against the Rams quarterback Mark Bulger threw at David 10 times…..he completed 8 of those throws for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns.

It’s time to see if Jason Craft can be a starter…and if not, maybe start rookie Usama Young….how much worse can he do?

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2 Responses

  1. To: K. Fulton,and Fletcher Mackel

    I would think that you’ll would be more knowledgable of football than what you are. In refernce to critizing a player such as Jason David.
    #1 Do you take into consideration a persons positiion, the size of a person, who the person is playing against, and last but not least the job he has of defending single coverage against world class recievers? Compared to other teams, playing that same position they use double and triple coverage on the same type of players.

  2. I TOTALY AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT ABOUT DAVI. I BELEEVE THAT PAYTON DONT WANT TO DAVID DOWN AND THINK HE WAS WRONG AGAIN ABOUT TALENT HE SCOUTED, (MEACHUM) AS ONE OTHER PLAYER WHO’S BEEN A BUST. WHY DONT PIERRE THOMAS DON’T GET MORE TOUCHES ON THE BALL IF HE’S PART OF THE FUTURE. AND LET THE YOUNGER CORNERS PLAY YOU NEVER KNOW IT MIGHT BE A STEP UP.

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