Originally posted by ruthless49er: I havent been able to watch all three games in thier entirety so im hoping someone whos seen every defensive snap can help me out. It seems that Patrick was a beast in pass coverage during the AZ game. However he seems to have gotten worse and worse with the Minnesota game being ...well not his best performance in coverage. He gave up some late passes on that last Favre drive and that Sidney Rice TD was on him. The only thing keeping him from being the truly dominant defensive force in this league seems to be his pass defense. Hes our best linebacker even in coverage (other than Manny) so to think of removing him on third downs is inconcievable.
But how far off the mark am i? I was hopin someone with more game access could hook it up.
Posters here in the zone thinks Willis can't do no wrong. He is one of the best defensive player in the league but he is far from greatness. He still has lots to learn. One thing that separates him to Ray Lewis is taking over a game when needed. I've seen Lewis makes game changing plays to win the game. I was hoping to see Willis to do the same vs the Vikes last week but it never happen. I hope he someday will take that step and be that guy, a playmaker indeed.
Originally posted by DarthNiner: Nice pick 6 by Mr. Willis, who was not supposed to be good in coverage.
Players develop and grow my man.
I guess a lot of development happened in a matter of 24 hours
Haha i had a feeling people would be all up with a buncha "I told you so" posts. Willis had a great game today. just like he did against the Cardinals. he didnt have a great game against the Seahawks and an even worse game against the Vikings (in terms of pass defense). But this performance of his is EXACTLY why im sayin Willis is still behind. Again like i said...this is the flash of Willis youll see once he completely pwns pass coverage. Dominant through and through. He just needs to be alot more consistent.
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