Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
I mean I love Reid as much as anyone here, but let's neglect the fact that he's playing in a defense that has the best front-7 in the NFL. Who knows how he would've been playing had Jacksonville selected him. 56 might've been a little low, but if I recall correctly not a lot of people had Reid going in the 1st round. Matt Miller knows his s**t, and when he's really high on someone, he's generally right. He's getting me super pumped up for Tank.
the front 7 is not getting pressure consistently and not getting sacks and we are not a heavy blitzing team.
Given the qb's we've faced, if Reid was out of position they would throw deep on him. They haven't he's making the secondary play better, Whitner and everyone else. Several times a game the db's look to him to see how they should be playing. Front 7 has nothing to do with that because we've seen when he's out team immediately go deep pass.. or break big screens for touch downs, and everything else. that's not a coincidence.
now imagine how much better he will be and how many more things he can take advantage of if the line gets back aldon and tank pans out and you only have a few moments to make decisions?