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Inside the Huddle: Safety switch?

Updated: July 11, 2000, 12:10 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Start with six-time Pro Bowl safety Tim McDonald joining Eugene Robinson and Steven Moore in retirement. Add the likely retirement of Steve Atwater and the death of Eric Turner, and it's clear the hard-hitting safety position is disappearing.

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The NFL is going to younger, speedier safeties to match up against receivers. Robert Griffith of the Vikings and John Lynch of the Bucs still are around to provide hard hits, but McDonald hopes safeties don't rely so much on finesse that ...

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