Re: How good is Hightower?
posted at 10/24/2013 9:20 AM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
You make it sound like Hightower's "entire career" spanned 10 years, when it only has been a season. Belichick said on the radio Monday that Hightower had to handle all the calls and play a similar roll at Alabama, so what he was doing Sunday wasn't all that foreign to him. It's just he looked so bad doing it - the truth is he hasn't looked too good doing anything since he's been here, and that's the problem.
Hightower led the Patriots in tackles on Sunday.
The defense didn't look good, that's because Wilfork and Kelly weren't playing and the Jests could run on us at will. I bet you didn't know Hightower had 11 tackles... you just assumed because Hightower took over and your hatred for everything Belichick led you to believe Hightower was the reason for anything that went wrong on Sunday.
The Patriots weren't going to win every game, they might lose another game or two before the season's over... try not to slit your wrists in the meantime because you'll completely miss the playoffs.
You sure it wasnt C.J.? I seem to recall him making the most plays in the running game. I dont see how Hightower led the team. I could be wrong...
ps. shinez aint new here. He has been away for a long time I guess. I think Hightower is a good player. Let me say that. Problem is he is miscast here. Like Rkarp said, he is a J.Harrison type. He should be hitting people, most preferrably the QB , but he is out there trying to cover. His biggest gaffe IMO was when he let Geno run in for a TD cuz he was worried about if someone was open behind him. He needs to learn to trust his teamates and just do HIS job. Other than, he is fine. Just let him loose at the LOS.
edit: Donte had 12 total tackles and CJ had 11 but less assists. CJ also had 2 sacks and a FF. I dont recall Hightower making any impact tackles. They need to let him play on the line on 3rd downs or rush from his backer spot. If he can get to the QB, he will surely change the game as he hits HARD