Jerry Hughes. So far......horrific draft pick. 6 tackles last year, 1 QB hit, and a onslaught of de-activations. That is a pretty awful first year for a first round draft pick. One thing I have noticed the 2 games he has played in (both 3/4 of the game).....he is weak. Literally. He doesn't have the strength to hold up to an NFL tackle. YEs he has the speed to get around him.....but he gets toasted on running plays. Where the HELL have you been John Torine (strength and conditioning coach) and John Teerlinck? He did make a nice play on 3rd down last night tackling Helu from the Backside on a screen forcing a field goal. Absolutely must see more from him or he'll be yet another one of our recent stretch of busted HIGH draft picks.
Some good stuff now.
Drake Nevis, Delone Carter, Kevin Thomas, and CANT-STAND-YA.....all look like they are gonna be studs for us. Nevis had a sack on an absolute amazing double swim move to beat a double team. Carter is a poor man's Maurice Jones-Drew. His short yardage capabilities, and goal line talents are going to be fun to watch. He is also alot faster than I tought. Kevin Thomas was all over the field last night. His coverage is so much better than Lacey. He is a feistier corner than I am used to seeing wearing the horseshoe. broke up a few passes, and forced a fumble as well.
Castonzo has got it. He is our LT that we have been needing since the summer of 07. Big, strong, quick feet, smart, can handle the blitz (washington definitely tossed some at at him and he was pretty good). It'll be interesting to see how he does next week against the defending champs. They have a power d.....exotic blitzes....and clay matthews.
No major injuries last night. Some horrid play, but we all expected that. We suck at preseason.......for a reason. HA......that rhymes.
2 down....2 to go. Bring on Sept. 11th