View Single Post
Old 11-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #17
Prodigal19
Seasoned Veteran
 
Prodigal19's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 421
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cutthemdown View Post
He missed tackles last yr because he was out of position, not because he didn't know how to tackle. He came into the NFL and realized you can't just run around and use your athletic ablility, you have to diagnos plays. IMO he has slowed down his movements at the snap where last yr he just took off when the ball was snapped. IMO he was reacting to strongly to the first thing he saw. Now that he is slowing down and thinking, diagnosing plays, when he does explode to go make a play he is in better position because he hasn't ran himself out of it.

Watched him a lot at UCLA and basically he just got to run around and try to make picks. Surrpised he gotten more of those but i think they will come.
I'm not so sure about that. While being out of position did hurt his tackling ability last year, I can also remember multiple times last year where he just flat out whiffed on a tackle or got ran over because he didn't wrap up properly. There was an article over the offseason about how he was working mainly on his tackling technique. Obviously it has helped him significantly.

As he continues to improve and be more confident in himself, I think we will start to see more impact plays out of him. Getting down the fundamentals is the first step, and one that he has been progressing very well on.
Prodigal19 is offline   Reply With Quote