November 6, 2011; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross (31) holds the ball during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Some Thoughts On Aaron Ross

Thinking about Aaron Ross today.  He’s got a real opportunity to do something special for the Jaguars (Not that he didn’t do anything special for/with the Giants).  With his signing the team has depth for coming seasons and a potential immediate starter this season.  So, here are some thoughts I had floating through my head today:

  • Ross could be better than Rashean Mathis this season
  • The secondary quickly becomes a major strength of the team with his signing
  • He is a multi-role player that can play inside or outside
  • His ability to tackle is better than Jags secondary players of years past
  • His presence frees up the safeties a bit more
  • Putting the receivers on islands will free up the rest of Mel Tucker’s offense
  • The team can afford to be more aggressive in base and nickel formations with him either inside or outside
  • Derek Cox can play more aggressively on the other side knowing that the opposing corner can tackle well (no offense to Mathis and assuming Ross wins the other starting spot)
  • Having a third strong corner on the roster makes the nickel package stronger and better against the run (if offenses do run in passing formations)
  • Clint Session can be a two-down linebacker more frequently without sacrificing as much strength on the field

– Luke N. Sims

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