Mr. Gay deserves some special attention and therefore gets his own slide. Two years ago he struggled in his role as the fifth defensive back. Last season he struggled when needed to play cornerback.
This year he is just play awful. He is not even asked to cover fast receivers. Last week against the Cincinnati Bengals he got toasted as Terrell Owens cruised by him straight up the middle of the field for a touchdown late in the game.
Last night he got abused by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for three touchdowns. Yes you read that correctly, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
It should have never gotten to this point and settled in training camp, but at this point it is time to move Crezdon Butler or Keenan Lewis up the depth chart into the nickel position. I don't even care which one it is, like Hillis for Scott on the offensive line, it can't get any worse.
There is an upside here as well, because Butler and Lewis aren't getting any better on the bench and if it turns out they are both draft busts, and I think they are, cornerback moves to number one on the list for the 2011 NFL Draft.