Ok so its been two weeks and i have to say he is the most I am surprised at (in a good way) from the Bills team.
I think we all knew what we had in Hyde, but I actually was critical of the Poyer signing. I thought he was a Special Teams player and backup safety at best.
He didnt play much with Browns because he got hurt. We were also his third team but damn he has impressed me.
He is all over the field blitzing, solid coverage, strong tackler, comes down in Run Support fast. His signing has turned what has been AVG at best safety play (putrid with Aaron Williams out) into a strength of this defense.
Turning my head to finally think i dont have to worry about those TE matchups going forward. Keep impressing Jordan.
I will join you in eating (some) crow on this. I wasn't as negative about him as you were, but I also just felt he was just another guy and Hyde was going to be the real value and Poyer was just gonna be a guy until we find a better one. I figured he would be the starter, but again, just felt his ceiling would be solid at best and likely just an average guy back there. However, he's been the best player in the secondary IMO, and thats saying a lot cuz our secondary has played pretty good so far overall. Yes there were a few plays where Cam missed a wide open guy Sunday, but I think most of them were guys where a LB in coverage blew the play and also the D was on the field a LOT Sunday with the offense stuttering.