Big Dave wrote:
I was actually thinking that Fitzpatrick would move to free safety, and move McCain back to the slot where we dumped a big contract on him to play. McCain on the outside is not good.
I think Miami is going to identify what people do best and play them in those roles rather than shift them around to fill needs. Fitzpatrick does his best work in the slot and is the best player on the team for it. McCain is a slot corner but his role may be reduced, regardless of how much Miami is paying him. He very well could be an overpaid backup or package player unless Flores really thinks Minkah is better at FS or SS.
Its going to be different than what we are used to seeing because previously Gase and Tannenbaum had to make "their guys" work to justify the acquisition or prove their system is the correct approach. Flores will have a very clean slate and the time to evaluate who stays, who goes and where people should play.