Brandon Carr appears to be adjusting to the NFL much more quickly than I had expected for a guy coming from Division II - now I know Grand Valley State is consistently among the top D-II teams, and that Carr might have ended up at UM or MSU instead, but I still thought he would take a season of playing nickel to get used to covering NFL caliber receivers, something he didn't have to do week in week out in college. I have been really impressed with the young guy. That INT in the endzone was a thing of beauty. And then, yesterday in practice
CB Brandon Carr won a jump ball with WR Dewayne Bowe for the third INT.
Bowe is certainly no slouch in the jump ball department - he won several of those against very good CB's last season, so this, i think, is good news for us, and less than good news for Surtain. However, Surtain can still benefit us greatly playing nickel-back 9the position, not the ass-hat band =) ) in a zone defense...he is smart and can hang back and maybe grab a few picks playing the zone in the middle of the field.