Thomas DeCoud is the same player he's always been, which is what I've tried to tell people over last year. But because he got 6 picks last year, people suddenly wanted to morph him into a brand new and better player.
Last year, in the 1st 3 games he had 3 picks. This year he has none. He led the team in missed tackles last year, and if not for Dunta Robinson's atrocious 2011 season, he would have done so that year as well. And he's going to lead the team in missed tackles this year. He'll probably finish with 3-5 INTs which he's had in 3 out of his 4 seasons as a starter. He'll have 5 or 6 really good games where you love him, he'll have 5 or 6 games where he's mediocre/capable, and he'll have 5 or 6 games that will make you want to pull your hair out. He is, what he is.
My opinion of DeCoud remains the same. Benching him? That's silly, unless you think a bunch of a 7th round safeties are ready to be impact starters? I for one don't.
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