Archive for September, 2011

Seahawks Linebacker Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks Linebacker Grades

 

 

1) Leroy Hill (A-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Leroy did a good job getting pressure on the quarterback and recording a sack. He was also able to get penetration in the running game and recorded a tackle for a loss (one of his team high 11 tackles). He was left one on one with Larry Fitzgerald and kept him from catching the ball. He showed his awareness recognizing the tight end screen and blowing it up and later in the game by keeping the player in bounds so he couldn’t stop the clock. Hill laid a big hit at the end of the game that caused a fumble and time ran out during the fumble recovery.

THE BAD:

Leroy lost his gap control a couple of times and he needs to show a little more awareness in zone coverage.

2) David Hawthorne (B)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

David had a pass defensed and had really good coverage near the end of the game. He hurried the quarterback a couple of times.

THE BAD:

He got caught giving too much room in coverage.

3) KJ Wright (C+)

Was a backup last week but replaced Aaron Curry as the starter

THE GOOD:

On the first defensive play he dropped in zone coverage and jumped way up to deflected the pass that Earl Thomas intercepted. Unfortunately Brandon Browner was called for illegal contact on the play so the interception was negated. Kj made a sweet swim move to make the fullback whiff on a block attempt.

THE BAD:

There was one play where he couldn’t get off his block.

4) Aaron Curry (C)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

On one play he did a really nice job avoiding a blocker to make a tackle.

THE BAD:

Aaron didn’t drop deep enough in the zone to keep Kevin Kolb from hitting hid receiver under the second layer of the zone.

5) Malcolm Smith and Matt McCoy (C-)

Last week Smith didn’t get graded and McCoy got a C+

THE GOOD:

Malcolm downed a punt inside the 5 yard line.

THE BAD:

McCoy was late in his play recognition. Smith had trouble covering kickoffs getting caught out of his lane once and missing a tackle on another.

Seahawks Defensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks Defensive Line Grades

 

1) Chris Clemons (A)

Raheem Brock sacks Kevin Kolb and Kolb fumbles. 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week A-

THE GOOD:

Chris was after Kevin Kolb all day. He had a couple quarterback pressures including one where he jumped up and deflected the ball. Clemons was also able to hit the quarterback a couple times and added a sack. On third and one he got into the backfield and tackled the running back 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage. He showed awareness not falling for the miss direction and holding the outside contain forcing the running back back inside.

THE BAD:

He had a couple missed tackles and couldn’t get off a block by the tight end.

2) Brandon Mebane and Red Bryant (A-)

Last week: Brandon B- and Red led the DL with a A

THE GOOD:

Brandon held strong at the point of attack throughout the game and was able to get a lot of penetration in the running game including recording a couple tackles for loss. Red showed his strength squeezing the running lane down and holding strong at the point of attack. He had a couple tackles for no gain and a quarterback pressure.

THE BAD:

Mebane had a missed tackle.

4) Alan Branch (B+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Alan showed his strength fighting a double team and still breaking free to make the tackle. He was able to get penetration in the running game on multiple occasions. Branch was able to get pressure on the quarterback on one play.

THE BAD:

On one play he was pushed down field on a running play and he had a missed tackle on another.

5) Raheem Brock and Anthony Hargrove (B-)

Last week: Raheem and Anthony C+

THE GOOD:

Raheem held strong at the point of attack. He was able to get pressure on the quarterback including recording a sack with a forced fumble. Anthony had a couple quarterback pressures including one on the play when Marcus Trufant got his interception. He was also able to get penetration in the running game picking up a tackle for no gain.

THE BAD:

Brock got flagged for two offsides penalties and on one running play was pushed down the field. On special teams Hargrove missed a tackle on kick coverage.

Clinton McDonald with Kevin Kolb getting his helmet ripped off by Raheem Brock in the background. Photo by Brett Bivens

7) Clinton McDonald (C+)

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

He held up strong at the point of attack.

THE BAD:

Clinton doesn’t get a whole lot of playing time but is proving to be a solid rotational player.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades

 

Wide Receiver

1) Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin (B+)

Sidney Rice running a route against the Cardinals 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

This was Sidney’s first game as a Seahawk. Last week Doug got a D

THE GOOD:

In short Sidney showed us why he was a great addition to this team. He showed his ability to catch anything thrown his way and that he has enough body control to keep his feet in bounds. He had two catches of over 20 yards and added in some nice blocking down field. Doug had a nice block that helped clear the way for a 23 yards run and later had another big block down field. He showed great awareness catching the ball and turning up field to make sure he got enough for the first down.

THE BAD:

Rice struggled on a couple run blocks which could be a product of his torn labrum. On a third down play he went to his knees to catch a ball short of the first down marker. There was no need for him to drop down on that play because the ball could have been caught while on his feet and then he could have fallen backwards to pick up the first down. Instead he was touched down and the Seahawks had to punt. He was also flagged for covering Breno Giacomini who had reported as eligible on the line. Baldwin wasn’t able to be more productive because he was only targeted three times.

3) Golden Tate (B-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Golden showed he has soft hands reaching out to catch the ball and on the play where he jumped way up and snatched it out of the air.

THE BAD:

He was only targeted 3 times catching 2 for 15 yards.

4) Ben Obomanu (C+)

Last week he led the receivers with a B-

THE GOOD:

Ben did a nice job catching the ball with his hands and caught both balls thrown at him.

THE BAD:

He was only targeted twice anded ended up with 12 yards receiving.

5) Mike Williams (D+)

Last week D

THE GOOD:

With Rice back a game where Mike is shut down doesn’t mean the opposition has shut down the receiving core.

THE BAD:

Mike was called for a false start during a key moment in the game. He had zero catches and was only targeted twice.

Tight End

Zach Miller Run Blocking Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Zach Miller (B+)

Last week he led the tight ends with a B

THE GOOD:

Zach was able to run more routes this week and he caught two balls where he caught them as he went to the ground. He was a factor in the running game using his toughness to drive a linebacker out of a play and to seal several running lanes. He had a few nice cut blocks in the game including one where he upended Darnell Dockett to clear a running lane.

THE BAD:

On one run block he was knocked on his back by a bull rush and on a pass block he missed his guy and the quarterback got hit.

2) Anthony McCoy (B)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

It was late in the fourth quarter and the Seahawks were up by 3 points when center Max Unger snapped a ball high and Tarvaris Jackson couldn’t handle it. Anthony ran the ball down and covered the fumble before the Cardinals could recover the ball inside the Seahawks 30. He sprung Sidney Rice on a wide receiver screen near the end of the game.

THE BAD:

McCoy was not targeted during the game.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

QB and RB Grades

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (C+)

Tarvaris Jackson takes a sack. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week D

THE GOOD:

Four times he had perfect ball placement a couple of which he put the ball where only his receiver could get it. The most notable was the 32 yard pass to Sidney Rice on the sideline where he dropped the ball into his outside shoulder and gave him a chance to make the play (late in the game he had another 20+ yard pass to Rice). Four times he either threw the ball away or got it out to a check-down quickly avoiding the sack. He played very well when he got outside of the pocket and scored the Seahawks only touchdown on a scramble. He continues to show toughness taking a pounding and getting up after every play.

THE BAD:

On five throws he was inaccurate including one that was almost intercepted. A couple of those his receivers bailed him out by making great catches. One play he threw the ball right into coverage and it should have been intercepted but the defensive back dropped it. Jackson took a sack because his primary target was covered when he had Mike Williams wide open. One of his sacks was because he felt some pressure panicked and ran right into the sack. This game was no different from the others in the sense that once he started scrambling he stopped looking down the field and missed receivers who were open. This time he had Zach Miller open for 15 yards but instead ran for 3. This offense is not so good that it can afford to leave yards on the table like that.

 

Running Back

Marshawn Lynch running against the Cardinal 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Marshawn Lynch (B)

Last week he led the backs with a B-

THE GOOD:

Marshawn runs hard when he gets the ball. He usually gains yards after initial contact including one play where he broke three tackles to pick up and extra 15 yards. He showed good vision secondary hole on one run. When he wasn’t running through would-be tacklers he was juking them to make them miss.

THE BAD:

Lynch bobbled a pitch but was able to come up with it. He was a bit indecisive on weather to cut the ball inside or outside of a block and ran right into the fullback.

2) Eddie Williams (B-)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Eddie picked up a first down on 3rd and short even though the hole closed before he got there. He was able to lower his head and squeeze out enough room to get to the first down marker. On one play he lowered shoulders and met Patrick Peterson in the hole and drove him out of it and later had a pancake block.

THE BAD:

Williams missed a run block in the hole leaving the running back no where to go.

3) Justin Forsett and Leon Washington (C+)

Last week: Justing C+ and Leon C

THE GOOD:

Justin only carried the ball once but he ran hard and broke a tackle. He did a good job picking up the blitz and had a nice cut block while in pass pro. Leon had a run of over 20 yards and showcased some of his moves to make people miss on their tackle attempts. He did a good job in pass protection.

THE BAD:

Forsett had a chance to come up with a low thrown ball but he couldn’t do it. He had 1 carry and caught one ball for 1 total yard. Washington had trouble handling a kickoff and he dropped a pass he should have been able to catch it.

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks OL Grades

 

1) James Carpenter (A)

James Carpenter in pass pro against the Cardinals 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

His pass blocking was definitely better than it has been. He had a couple nice cut blocks in the passing game including one to clear a passing lane for a WR screen . Four times he held his pass block for 4 seconds or more including getting a pancake on one of them. James was able to notice and pick up the blitz which is something he has been struggling with. In the running game he showed how strong he is pushing Darnell Dockett out of one play and pancaking him another. At one point he had a nice cut block to open a running lane and earlier in the game he showed an ability to get to the second level and set the edge.

THE BAD:

He still has plays where he is missing assignments but these are mistakes you expect from a rookie and his awareness is improving. A couple of these led to the quarterback being pressured. Carpenter also missed on a couple cut block attempts.

2) Max Unger and John Moffitt (B-)

Last week; Max C and John D+

THE GOOD:

Max was showing his strength on a couple plays where he pushed the defender out of the play. He showed agility getting to the second level and blocking. Unger did a nice job selling the play action and had an excellent cut block that saved a sack. Max and John worked with Paul McQuinstan sliding protection to pick up the blitz. Moffitt had three pancakes including one on Darnell Dockett. He was able to pass block one on one for 4+ seconds during a play. In the running game he showed his power clearing the defensive end out of the running lane. Later in the game he cleared a lane for the wide receiver to run through on a screen pass.

THE BAD:

Unger got his quarterback hit, had a false start, a bad snap that could have cost the team the game and had trouble sealing a running lane. Moffitt had some trouble in pass pro getting his quarterback hit once and sacked another. On the sack he was reaching out for the block instead of shuffling his feet to stay between QB and pass rusher. He missed a couple run blocks including a cut block at the point of attack. John made a mental mistake and blocked the wrong defender at one point.

4) Paul McQuinstan (C)

He is replacing Robert Gallery until he can come back from injury and was not graded last week.

5) Lemuel Jeanpierre (C-)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

Lemuel only played on special teams and as a unit they were unimpressive.

THE BAD:

On a kick return he was about to block a member of the coverage team but instead of lowering his shoulders and hitting the guy he stood up and let the Cardinal’s player blow him up. He needs to be more aggressive then that if he wants to stay on this team for any length of time.

Seahawks final offensive play against Cardinal 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

6) Russell Okung (D)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

On three plays he did an outstanding job in pass protection. He did a good job selling the play action and was playing a bit nasty pushing people around after the play.

THE BAD:

Russell was pushed down the line which closed off the running lane. On one running play he blocked a player who was already being blocked instead of blocking the guy who was unblocked. He missed a block or got beat multiple times including giving up a sack. He was part of a line that couldn’t pick up a first down in crunch time to close out the game. Notice in the picture Okung was beat on the final play as well.

Seahawks Linebacker Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Linebacker Grades

 

1) Aaron Curry (B-)

Last Week C

THE GOOD:

This was the best game that Aaron has played this year if not his professional career. He had a couple nice open field tackles and a pass deflection. Three times he recognized plays and didn’t over pursue them including a play where he saved a touchdown. Curry had a QB hit and blew up a pulling guard on a running play and showed amazing strength when he held on to the back of a running backs jersey with one hand while he was pulled 3 yards.

THE BAD:

Unfortunately for him his performance was not enough to keep Head Coach Pete Carroll from dropping him to the 2nd team and promoting Rookie KJ Wright to replace him. On the play where he deflected the ball he could..no he should have intercepted the ball and would have probably taken it to the house for six and with an extra point the game would have been tied at 7. Instead the Steelers marched the ball and made the game 14-0. Aaron could not fight of a block by Wide Receiver Hines Ward. On the second touchdown he followed Kam Chancellor right into a blocker tacking himself out of the play and making it easy for the back to score. He missed a tackle and on one play lost back side contain.

2) Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy (C+)

Last week: Leroy C- and Matt led the linebackers with a B-

THE GOOD:

Leroy was able to fight off a block by the guard and had a quarterback hit. Matt had three big tackles in the game including a play at the goal line where he knifed in and had a tackle for a loss. He also had a nice tackle on punt coverage.

THE BAD:

He needs to show better awareness in the passing game while in zone coverage. He had no threat underneath but failed to drop deep enough in his zone and made it easy for Pittsburg to have a big gain. McCoy had a missed tackle and allowed the quarterback to look him off of his coverage. He also had a face mask penalty on a punt.

4) David Hawthorne (C-)

KJ Wright started in his place last week

THE GOOD:

David brought the “Heat” on a running back in the hole and met a pulling guard in the hole on one play and it ended with the guard falling back a few yards on his butt.

THE BAD:

Rashard Mendenhall made a quick cut and made Hawthorne completely whiff on his attempted tackle. He started trying to do too much and lost his gap control a couple times.

Seahawks Defensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Defensive Line Grades

 

Defensive Line

1) Red Bryant (A)

Brandon Mebane enters the stadium for the week 17 matchup against the Rams 2010. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Red was playing like a beast fighting off blocks to make tackles and getting penetration at the goal line. When they ran at him he held his ground even while being drawing double teamed they couldn’t move him.

THE BAD:

When he has to take a play off to rest there is no way to fully replace him.

2) Chris Clemons (A-)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

Chris was effecting the quarterback in the passing game all day. He had 2 QB pressures, one QB hit and a sack. He was playing a with a bit of nasty in him when he took the lineman and threw him down right after the whistle. Clemons fought of his block to make a tackle on an end around.

THE BAD:

When Chris tried a stunt move he was stonewalled by the guard and later in the game he was 1:1 for 4.5 seconds and got no pressure on the quarterback. He had an offsides penalty on the play where Kam Chancellor almost intercepted the ball.

3) Clinton McDonald (B+)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

Clinton got under the centers pads and stood him up at the point of attack. He showed he can either hold the point of attack or get push at the point of attack and still come of his block to make a play. He also showed an ability to pursue.

THE BAD:

Nothing stood out.

4) Brandon Mebane and Al Woods (B-)

Last week: Brandon led the line with an A and Al did not play. Al was added September 4th and was a 4th round draft choice of the Saints.

THE GOOD:

Brandon got a couple quarterback pressures including a play where he completely out powered the left guard. On the goal line he was able to push guard Ramon Foster into the backfield. Mebane drew double teams throughout the game keeping his linebackers clean. He showed his awareness when he recognized the end around and assisted in the tackle. Al was able to get some pressure on the quarterback. He showed pursuit ability chasing down the running back from behind on a screen play and drew double teams when they ran at him.

THE BAD:

On the first touchdown Mebane was stood up and pushed into the end zone. He couldn’t fight of a Maurkice Pouncey block and later in the game was pancaked. Towards the end of the game Woods got driven down the field for a few yards by the center.

6) Raheem Brock, Anthony Hargrove and Alan Branch (C+)

Last week: Raheem C+, Anthony C+ and Alan B+

THE GOOD:

Raheem had a quarterback pressure and played sound football holding his outside contain. Anthony had a QB pressure and pushed the center back into the quarterback. Alan was able to get penetration in the running game and he was also able to fight off the block and make a tackle.

THE BAD:

Brock was called for hitting the quarterback at the knees and although he was tripped forcing him towards the knee he wrapped up the leg after hitting it and pulled the QB to the ground. He allowed the running back to cut the ball outside because he lost contain. Branch was pancaked.

Curry demoted, Wright to start

NFL scouts say you can’t judge a draft pick until at least three-years later.

Aaron Curry in the 2010 Home Playoff win against the Saints. Photo By Brett Bivens

In 2009 Aaron Curry was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the fourth-overall pick- right before Mark Sanchez’s selection.

At the time of the pick Seattle still had Matt Hasselbeck as quarterback, Jim Mora Jr. as coach and the best offensive lineman had already been selected by the St. Louis Rams in Jason Smith. It was an ideal pick for the Seahawks in selecting the linebacker out of Wake Forest College.

At the time of the selection scouts regarded him as the most highly regarded product in the entire draft, but as we’ve seen in the NFL before scouts tend to be wrong sometimes.

In August, Seattle restructured his rookie deal meaning that Curry could be let go as early as the 2012 season.

Through his first two-full years as a Seahawk, Curry has played in 30 games- starting 28 of them and having 145 tackles, while only 5.5 sacks. He hasn’t lived up to the expectations he carried with him out of Wake Forest and has proved to be a question mark in the selection of Curry in 2009.

It’s hard to go back and think “what could have happened?” had Seattle selected a guy like Mark Sanchez or even BJ Raji, but his selection isn’t the sexy pick for the Seahawks.

Sanchez has blossomed into an elite quarterback, while Raji has a Super Bowl ring and is a threat on the defensive front, but Curry has yet to live up to the threat he was supposed to bring to the field for Seattle.

It come as no surprise that Pete Carroll has named rookie KJ Wright starter for the upcoming match-up between Arizona, benching Curry.

Through two games for Wright he has seven tackles, but has shown signs of a future. Curry’s clock is quickly approaching the three-year judge period and Seattle could see how Wright handles the chance.

Once the season is done Curry could be let go or even be traded before the Week 6 trade deadline. If Curry gets traded it will be Wright’s job, but if not its Wright’s to lose.

The demotion is another sign towards Pete Carroll’s tendency to do whatever it takes to get competition going. Maybe Curry’s demotion is nothing more than an attempt to bring the best of Curry’s game out, or maybe it’s more than that.

Time will tell which is the latter part, but hopefully it’s not a long three-year wait that most scouts say is the ideal time of judging a player.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades

 

Wide Receiver

1) Ben Obomanu(B-)

Ben Obomanu catches a 87 yard touchdown against the Chiefs 11/28/2010 Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Ben kept fighting after making the catch to gain extra yards. He showed concentration when he was hit hard right after making the catch and was able to not only hang onto the ball but kept his balance and gain extra yards. He led all receivers in both targets and receptions.

THE BAD:

Obomanu had a chance to make a catch on a ball that was thrown high but was catch-able. If he had been able to make the catch it would have been a big 3rd down conversion.

2) Golden Tate and Kris Durham (C+)

Last Week: Golden B and Chris was not on the game day active roster. This was Kris’ first game in the NFL.

THE GOOD:

Golden made a nice catch on the sidelines while staying under control and getting his feet down in bounds. Kris usually reached out and caught the ball with his hands and on a play where he let it into his pads he maintained concentration and hauled the pass in.

THE BAD:

Tate was only targeted twice. As I stated above Durham let a ball get into his pads and it bounced up in the air.

4) Mike Williams and Doug Baldwin (D)

Last Week: Mike C+ and Doug led all receivers with a A-

THE GOOD:

Mike doesn’t have to watch any game film this week because of his “No Negativity” campaign.

THE BAD:

Williams played a lazy game. On one play he was running a clear out route for FB Eddie Williams but because his route was never intended to see the ball he just jogged it out and never threatened the safety who was able to turn his attention to Eddie and make the play. On a wide receiver screen where he was called upon to block the corner back he made a lazy attempt to stick out one arm to block him while just standing there. Baldwin gave up on a route once he failed to get open. What I mean by this is that sometimes a WR runs his route to no avail but the quarterback is still looking for a target. At this point the receiver needs to fight to get open but instead he just stood around watching the quarterback run around in the pocket. He missed two blocks on special teams, one on a punt return and the other a kick return.

Tight End

1) Zach Miller (B)

Last Week led tight ends with a C+. Zach was used more as a blocker than a receiver.

THE GOOD:

Zach did a solid job blocking. He had a nice backside cut block and a nice block on a screen. On his only catch reached out and caught the ball while going to the ground on an inaccurate pass.

THE BAD:

He spent so much time blocking that he never had a chance to be a factor in the passing game.

2) Anthony McCoy (C-)

Last week F

THE GOOD:

Anthony had a much better game this week then he did last week.

THE BAD:

McCoy missed on a cut block and only had a 4.5 yards per catch average.

 

Seahawks News:

  • Sidney Rice fully participated in Wednesday’s practice and is expected to play against the Cardinals this week.
  • Paul McQuinstan will start for RG Robert Gallery
  • Malcolm Smith returned to practice on Wednesday
  • Robert Gallery, Michael Robinson, Byron Maxwell and Raheem Brock (non-injury) missed practice yesterday.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back grades

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (D)

Last week F+

THE GOOD:

First of all, he is taking care of the football and had no turn overs for the game. He was able to accomplish this by throwing the ball away when nothing was open and stepping up to avoid pressure in the pocket. On multiple occasions he had great timing and the ball was out as the receiver made his break or as Jackson planted his back foot on his drop back. He showed poise on the play where he bobbled the snap in the shotgun and was able to gather the ball and find his check down to make a positive play when it could have been a lot different.

THE BAD:

When Tarvaris was scrambling the defense knew his tendency to give up on the passing play and just look to run the ball so they came up to stop him even though in doing so they left Anthony McCoy wide open in the middle of the field and they were right because he chose to run it for no gain. He pumped to Marshawn Lynch on a play when he was open but waited until he was covered to throw the ball to him. Jackson was not seeing the whole field and lacked anticipation of the blitz. When he did recognize the blitz he did adjust his protection but would not change his routes to give himself a place to get rid of the ball in a hurry. From the shotgun he miss handled two snaps which is unacceptable. He continued to stare down and lock on to his primary receiver at times. I counted three passes that he threw inaccurately on routes he needs to hit. Four times he was too late throwing the ball and the pass was incomplete because of it. On fourth down at the end of the game Zach Miller came open and might have been able to pick up the first down but instead of throwing to him Jackson danced around the pocket and got sacked. Under absolutely no circumstances can you take the sack right there. An interception doesn’t hurt you so if you have to force the ball you do.

Running Back

1) Marshawn Lynch (B-)

Marshawn Lynch taking a hand off from Charlie Whitehurst during the Giants game 2010

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

He had a  good blitz pickup that saved a sack. Marshawn ran the ball tough breaking tackles and using his stiff arm.

THE BAD:

There was no room for him to run and he only had 6 carries and averaged 1.8 yards per carry. Today Coach Carroll admitted that Lynch has been playing but is not 100%.

2) Justin Forsett (C+)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Forsett was playing hard and his effort showed on a screen pass where he was lined up as a wide out and after he caught the screen he fought to pickup the first down. He was also able to get down and make a nice special teams tackle in punt coverage.

THE BAD:

Justin wasn’t seeing the running lanes as well as you would hope. On one play in particular he had a cut back lane big enough to run a truck through but chose to run straight into a pile of players instead. Late in the game he missed a blitz pickup.

3) Leon Washington (C)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

Leon was good in kick coverage and had a tackle inside the 20 yard line. After his only catch he made a quick move and was able to fight for the first down.

THE BAD:

Washington missed a blitz pickup and only had one carry for 2 yards.

4) Eddie Williams (D+)

Last week Eddie was on the Brown practice squad.

THE GOOD:

He broke a tackle on his pass reception that helped him pickup the first down.

THE BAD:

James Harrison thrown Eddie to the ground on a running play. He ran through the hole on one play and not only didn’t block anyone but he ran into James Carpenter and knocked him off his block. On another play he ran through the hole and ran right by the defender leaving his running back to be tackled.

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