Originally posted by weezie49er:
My two cents....before they sowed Willis on the sideline, there was a play where he was closing on someone towards the sideline and to me he just looked a little slower than normal...usually a missile...i dunno...just my opinion...big win though!
Yeah, it was Finley I believe. He looked a bit slower and like he had a hard time tackling him. As if he couldn't wrap his arms around him.... almost like he had a cast on but Finley did stiff arm him a tiny bit. Willis just won't make as much of an impact when he's covering their star players and not in the box racking up tackles. Teams aren't going to try and pound the ball on us... it will hurt Willis' stats. It's easy being that Derek Smith type who racks up a ton of tackles because they are on a bad defense who gets run on all game long and jumps on piles. Big difference between that and being an all around LB.
Edit: but I wouldn't read anything into it... it's just depends on the situation.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 9, 2012 at 6:52 PM ]