Found June 29, 2013 on
Pro Football Zone:
The Seattle Seahawks should feel pretty good about their offseason acquisition of cornerback Antoine Winfield even though he’s 36 years-old.
According to Pro Football Focus via The Seattle Times, Winfield hasn’t allowed a touchdown in three years.
Winfield checked in as the fifth-best cornerback against the pass in the league. Here’s, in part, what PFF wrote about him: “His game is built upon allowing catches for short yardage and making stops in coverage — evidenced by four complete seasons in which he is yet to allow more than 10 yards per reception into his coverage.”
But the most interesting nugget from the site: “It shouldn’t be forgotten that Winfield gets the job done in coverage and hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the past three years.”
Winfield fared better when it came to evaluating cornerbacks against the run: He was ranked first, and it wasn’t even close. There’s a tendency in sports to saddle reputations on players and keep building on those reputations even when the p
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