Originally posted by Marvin49:
He is serious and he's right.
Sack was great and the forced fumble was good....but that doesn't mean he played a perfect game. He is too often pushed beyond the pocket and got victimized on draws.
Two things can be equally true. He made some good plays and was victimized on others.
Of course he will get victimized...HE'S A ROOKIE!!!! Also I never said he played a perfect game.
He's not coming into the NFL and playing 100% disciplined defense. I know that's everyone's expectations of our rookies...to play like 8 year vets...but it just doesn't happen that way. Maybe my patience level allows me to see his mistakes and brush them off because I know he will learn. But the kid made two very impactful plays...that a lot of rookies do not make. That shows me he is a playmaker and once he gains experience he will be that much better.
I'm just not as critical of guys who have played a grand total of 24 quarters in their NFL careers.