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Old 10-03-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by crush17 View Post
He's a rookie.
You could be right. Maybe he was just not anticipating the snap (Dumervil's consistently great at doing that).

Maybe he was carrying an injury.

Or maybe he just played slow, like Ayers did in his rookie season.

The only time I would expect a rookie DE/DT to play hesitant or slow is if he's having to read and react (ie read the play on whether to drop back into coverage) but he wasn't asked to do that at all.
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