Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) loses his helmet while being hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) and strong safety George Iloka (43) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Well, I have good news for you; George Iloka is here to stay. Zimmer made Iloka into a solid starting safety, and the Bengals have nothing to worry about moving forward with him and Nelson covering the deep passes.
Nelson is one more season out of his prime, so young studs like Shawn Williams and Dre Kirkpatrick will have to step up next season to fill that void, along with the return of Leon Hall. However, a replacement is coming, but it won’t be for George Iloka.
The Cincinnati Bengals found their guy for the next few seasons.