Clemons' play last season is still somewhat questioned in the eyes of many posters here. I took the time to see exactly what he did, game by game, in coverage, which I believe will make a point on how well he did.
Houston- Was not targeted on any play.
Oakland- One target, 0 complete.
Jets- Gave up 2 complete in 2 targets for 27 yards, 0 YAC. one to Holmes fro 12, and one to Long for 15.
Zona- One complete in 2 targets for 9 yards to Doucet, 0 to Fitz. YAC-2
Cinci- 2 complete in 3 targets for 14 yards. Hawkins 3 yards, Green 11 yards.
Rams- 3 complete in 3 targets for 63 yards. YAC 31 yards. Gave up a 65 yarder to Givens.
Jets- Was not targeted on any play.
Colts- 1 complete in 1 target for 48 yards to Avery.
Titans- 0 complete in 1 target.
Bills- 0 complete in 1 target.
Seattle- 1 complete in 2 targets for 4 yards.
Pats- 1 complete in 5 targets for 31 yards, 17 YAC to Hernandez.
SF- Was not targeted on any play.
Jax- 1 complete in 3 targets for 0 yards.
Bills- 3 complete in 3 targets for 14 yards, 4 YAC.
Pats- 1 complete in 1 target for 8 yards to Woodhead.
Based on the above, fault him where you may. I see him giving up 2 big plays for the year, and Brady going after him 5 times, with one complete, and not going back there again in game #2. I also have to believe that he was not targeted more due to good coverage.
A safety is more than just about coverage, and he played very well in run support.
I rest my case.