Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 2/23/13
Patriot's beat writer Mike Reiss posted today about Tavon Wilson, labeling him a "wild card," and raising some excellent questions about the Patriots safety coming off his rookie season. Based on what we have seen thus far, Wilson's role in future of the secondary is difficult to assess. I posted on PatriotsLife in January and spoke to the playmaking ability and nose for the ball that Wilson demonstrated throughout the season, and the fact that he definitely showed some promise, which I still believe. However Reiss makes good points in stating that while Wilson saw significant playing time in his rookie year (42.5% of defensive snaps), he still appears to be third string at the safety position behind McCourty and Gregory. He also brings up the play we all remember when he got burned late in fourth quarter by Sidney Rice, cementing a victory for the Seahawks over the Patriots. Wilson had 4 INT's and 48 tackles in his first year with the Pats Reiss' post was inspired by the stat...
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