Originally posted by Ninefan56:
It looked as thought New York was going after Culliver this game. He looked he got burnt a couple of times. Hopefully he is learning things to help him develop. Any input as to how he did?
Sure, in rewatching him the past couple games, he seems to be hitting a rookie wall at the moment. It "may" be physical as I believe I heard a rumor he may be nursing an injury some but most of it seems "mental."
He's been pretty well abused the last two games playing much less aggressive (more soft than anything) and decisive and most importantly, not playing through the ball or finishing the plays (see TD and almost another in the end zone). He was lucky another was dropped as he left the WR get behind him to tie the game. He's also been playing off his man and more deep it appears and not making proper breaks, if any at all.
This leads me to believe he truly is nursing an injury or is being coached up to play more vanilla or perhaps, it's a concentration thing. He seemed to play with much more vigor and confidence prior to the last two games IMHO.