Here’s a flashback to an article I wrote before last year’s AFC championship. Obviously the result of that game colors a lot of this article a little differently now, but I still thought the historical perspective stuff was worth a look.
I think he was a little better as a zone corner but had good size and that’s what might’ve spurred the change. There was also just a void at safety in 2011 and 2012 when injuries and poor performance started piling up, so it was also partially by necessity. Related