I think McGinn overstates it here a bit (as usual). Bigby had a bad game against Denver in the national spotlight – no question. But I would argue that Bigby has been a very solid addition to our secondary. And I say this not just because comparisons to Manuel would make anyone look exceptional, but because Bigby hits hard, is a good tackler and he’s very aggressive. And, while his coverage of the tight ends hasn’t been ideal at times, he and Collins did an infinitely better job covering Chris Cooley than our linebacking group in the 2nd half of the Redskins game. If someone broke down the numbers, I think we’d also find that opposing teams are throwing to tight ends against us way more than they do against other teams due to our corners. As a coach, I would tell Bigby to just forget about Monday night, consider it an aberration, and maybe let him punt a few times in practice to satiate his kicking urge.
Follow-up to Bigby concerns