He has a chance to make a name for himself. Another pending UFA hungry for that next contract and now he has a chance to put himself on film in a big way. He has got to be excited for the opportunity.
Here's a TJE highlight
3rd & 12
HOU: 3 verticals to attack cover2 + mesh concept over the middle.
49ers: Nickel - cover4, zone blitz
49ers with red will rush the QB. TJE playing DT.
TJE starts off rushing the QB.
With the 49ers in quarters coverage, any vertical route is defeated. TJE has quickly dropped back to take away any hot reads over the middle. Shaub is mid windup, throwing to the mesh concept.
This is no cheapo deflected-in-the-air INT. TJE shows some hands.
Perfect defensive coverage call against this play. Cover4 to take away all deep routes, Reid attacking downhill (robber) + TJE dropping back to take away anything directly over the middle.
Makes the best of an opportunity. TJE 6 yard INT return.