Do the Oakland Raiders Have the Next Great Safety Tandem?

Posted: 24th November 2009 by Ramone Brown in NFL
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In the NFL great safeties are a luxury and teams with two great safeties are few and far between.áGreat safetieátandems are a QB's worst nightmare...Well, maybe second worst behind the second coming of Lawrence Taylor. Great safety play usually dictates dominant defensive play. Last year the three teams with the most productive safeties were Tennessee (11 INTs and 153 tackles), Baltimore (10 INTs 110 tackles)áand Pittsburgh (8 INTs 160 tackles). All three boastedátopádefenses in 2008 and combined for a 36-12 record. With names like Troy Palamalu, Ed Reed, and Michael Griffin the play of the safeties undoubtedly had something to do with these teams' success. Last year Raiders strong-safety Gibril Wilson led all safeties with 129 tackles and he now leads the Miami Dolphins in tackles. M ...

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