Originally posted by SundayTicket:
Ive come to believe certain players are "products" of our defense and products of playing behind people like Bowman/Aldon/Justin/Patrick. And i think dashon is one of them. Whitner was a nobody with the bills and he comes here and is now a bigger name. Anyone rememeber Aubrayo franklin? praised like a god, goes to the saints, franklin who ? And manny lawson? Lawson... who?
whitner wasn't a nobody with the bills. In fact he probably got less acclaim here than Buff. until his hit on pierre thomas
Lawson wasn't product of our defense because he was never good on our defense to begin with.
Franklin played well for NO, according to saints fans at least. I agree he was overrated when he was here but he still does some good things as a lineman.
It certainly doesn't hurt Dashon to have a great front 7 in front of him but dont discredit him completely. He flies around the field, is an aggressive player, makes big hits, can make the tough int. He is rangy and can cover a lot of ground quickly...my point is he aint chopped liver.
Football is a team sport. All 11 guys have to execute their job for a play to be successful and dashon executes at a high level