Sheldon Cooper Posted August 18, 2011 Share Posted August 18, 2011 Cliff Matthews, Andrew Jackson, and Darrin Walls have made this team if the regular season started tomorrow.Matthews had the sack, but what impressed me more was that it came on a bull rush in which he beat his man on the inside shoulder. The RT was probably a scrub being in the 4th qtr, but he also got in the QB's face on that play in 3 seconds and had him on the ground in 4. QB's are supposed to get the ball out in 3 seconds. He also made hustle plays in the run game and was not man handled working down the line on run plays. Most importantly he did not run himself out of plays behind the QB every play. Sidbury could be in trouble. I think Matthews is a lock as the 5th DE, and I think Davis stays as #4. Sidbury could be cut or traded, especially if a DT is the compensation. Jackson gets good push in the run game with consistancy. He looked good at LG early and also at RT late. He gave up a hit on the QB early on a stunt, but got out behind the LT to pick up the blitzer on the same play later in the game. He actually holds his ground a little better than Reynolds IMO. Did not look horrible at RT either. He and Johnson both have potential as a RT in a pinch. I currently see us keeping 9 OL with Clabo, Reynolds, McClure, Blalock, Baker, Svitek, Hawley, Johnson, and Jackson being the 9.Walls impressed on kick coverage as well as down field coverage. He seems a shoe in as 5th CB and Ster. I like that he wraps up and tackles low, taking out the legs. Franks and Owens tackle high although franks is big enough to engulf ball carriers. Owens bounces off too many tackles because he tackles too high and is too small to compensate. Walls does not have a smooth back pedal, but he stays with his man deep, so who cares. That could be another reason he went undrafted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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