I don't know what you guys think, but this Bell guy is pretty good.
And at 26-14 with 2:45 to go, it looks like CLE is gonna pull off a massive upset @NE.
Even if AB hadn't stepped out of bounds, Ben's lateral sure did look like a forward pass.
Yep. Looked like it went forward about a yard. Pitched at the 32, caught at the 33. Imagine the reaction when that one gets reversed upon further review.
Still, the defense totally sucked in the second half. Couldn't tackle a two year old.
They need to keep Worilds. Jarbust may evolve into competency, but until then it needs to be W+W.
Cam Heyward is becoming the guy I'd hoped he be. He's actually very good. And will get better.
From last year’s roster, I think Worilds is the biggest surprise of the season.
Need a true NT to go with him.
If he doesn’t command too much coin, B.J. Raji.
But the one play that I remember was an INT gliding right... through... Pola's... hands. What amazed me was that he was actually fast enough to be in position, and heady enough to know where to be, to even be in position to make the play. The beginning of the end of that shitty secondary.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sounds an awful lot like the first pickle TP should’ve had on Sunday. Thing is, I think that happens not because he can’t catch (read: Ike), but because in his mind, he’s already caught the ball and is looking 3 or 4 steps ahead to taking it back. Like he did a little later in the game.
A year in the weight room may help Jones, I just don't see anything special about him. I think Woodley had 4 or 5 sacks as a rook, and you could see the potential. I remember guys like Porter and Holmes having a nose for the ball, whether it was preseason or not.
Obviously he gets another year, but the only other guys on this defense who should be guaranteed spots next year are Worilds (if they can sign him), Heyward, Troy, and Timmons. There's some guys with potential I guess in Allen, Mac (as a DE) and Shamarko but they really need to clean house.
Totally agree. Didn’t like it at the time…still don’t. You can teach technique, scheme, different moves, things to watch and look for, but you can’t teach speed. He doesn’t the explosion you need to be a wreaks havoc type of pass rusher. Honestly, I don’t see a place for him on this defense. Like Mendenhall, he’s lucky he was a first round pick because that will buy him some additional time to try to “get it.” I expect the same outcome, tho.
Cut Fangupo and go with McClendon and Woods as NT and bring Arnfelt up.
Haven’t looked into options much yet, but keeping McLendon and Heyward at DE (with Woods and Arnfelt as backups) and signing a guy like BJ Raji to play the nose would go a long way to getting that side of the ball back on track.