In a way, none of the two is evidence, but it is not difficult to understand why the Isanes trust the couple. Hargreaves had a strong offseason and training camp in 2018 after his fight in 2017 and played well in the season opener before a shoulder injury cost him the rest of the schedule. Davis was quickly thrown into action as a beginner thanks to injuries like the one that Hargreave suffered and, as is typical of an NFL beginner, had his ups and downs. His arrow pointed up as the second half of the season unfolded.
"I have great confidence in Vernon and Carlton," said Arians. "If we are to take Vernon into nickel, I don't know who's yet. So let's find a nickel. Let's leave Vernon out there, I know he can play and be effective and find a nickel."
Although his season ended steeply, Hargreaves started the 201
"Is he on the list now?" asked the Arians for the answer in the castle. "I don't know, because I haven't seen these young guys. I saw them playing Cover Two, quarters … I never saw them playing man to man."
However, Arians has seen enough of Hargreaves to be convinced of what he can do. And it goes back to 2016, when Buccaneers and Cardinals prepared for the draft. Of course they could both like the University of Florida star; Tampa Bay took him 11th overall and Arians would not have minded getting the hands of the former gator.
"I have to go back to the draft," Arians said. "We really liked him, we had him very high on our table. We thought he could do what we do, so … damage you. And it's not like he made them play nickel, They're just freaky injuries. I'm just gonna knock on wood and hope they're gone. People say he's a bust, I know he's been hurt all the time, but it wasn't his fault. That Vernon has all the talent in the world, works hard, is smart. He can be successful, he just has to stay healthy. "
If Buccaneers actually brought in a new coaching staff that happens to run a scheme that will bring the best in Hargreaves in his fourth season than it is a good luck to him. And at this point it just seems fair.