Logan Ryan, cornerback for the Patriots, talked yesterday about the possibility of moving to safety, in addition to other football related topics. (Quotes via Mike Reiss)
On potentially changing positions:
“I think it’s just pure speculation. In New England, the best players are going to play on the field, regardless.
On progressing as a player, learning from others:
“We have a great corner room. We have a great safety room. We have a lot of great defensive backs I’m trying to learn from right now, guys that have many Pro Bowls under their belt. I’m trying to learn from all of them, learning the nuances of the position.”
When it is all said and done, I don’t think Ryan will make the move to safety, barring any big injuries. He proved last year that he can really play well at the cornerback position, so I don’t see why they should switch that up. Yes, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner will probably end up owning the starting corner spots, but that doesn’t mean the Pats have to move Ryan to safety. Having guys like Ryan, Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard available simply strengthens the Patriots group of cornerbacks.
Devin McCourty is one of the best safeties in the league, and I think he will make sure Duron Harmon does his job in the back end. Will there be mistakes made? Of course. But I don’t think it will be bad enough to force Ryan to the safety spot.