Usama Keeping Sharper Young: Saints’ Safety Impressive Against Rams

Posted: 20th November 2009 by Randy Savoie in NFL
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Brightness. Toughness. Ability.Versatility. Theáfour virtues brand new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said he admired most during OTA's back in May. Usama Young has all four and so, in retrospect, he had little to fear when New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton asked him to switch from cornerback to free safety during the offseason. Usually, a position switch is the proverbial kiss of death, but Young heard Williams say, "I like versatile players. Corners have to play safety. Safeties have to play corner." Young is nothing if not versatile and the third-year veteran won a heated battle to backup All-Everything Darren Sharper. With Sharper playing lights out as the Saints reeled off eight consecutive victories to start the season, it appeared Young would spend 2009 mostly observ ...

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Usama Keeping Sharper Young: Saints’ Safety Impressive Against Rams

Posted: 20th November 2009 by Randy Savoie in NFL
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Brightness. Toughness. Ability.Versatility. Theáfour virtues brand new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said he admired most during OTA's back in May. Usama Young has all four and so, in retrospect, he had little to fear when New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton asked him to switch from cornerback to free safety during the offseason. Usually, a position switch is the proverbial kiss of death, but Young heard Williams say, "I like versatile players. Corners have to play safety. Safeties have to play corner." Young is nothing if not versatile and the third-year veteran won a heated battle to backup All-Everything Darren Sharper. With Sharper playing lights out as the Saints reeled off eight consecutive victories to start the season, it appeared Young would spend 2009 mostly observ ...

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Article written by Randy Savoie

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