Re: Mayo is just not that good.
posted at 11/11/2012 9:16 PM EST
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to Neal Page's comment:
At least Mayo doesn't call Kraft a liar, hold out, play poorly against the elite competition and then get injured all the time.
What a ridiculous thread. Any LB near the top in tackles is at least a good player. He's had another very good year. I don't know what you want. Then again, any time anyone on the D isn't a future HOFer, he "sucks" or is "overrated".
Not a ridiculous thread at all. You mean to tell me this guy is good in coverage? Do you think he is a difference maker? A guy that changes games? I mean he's out there all the time, he plays in the middle of everything, yet he very rarely impacts these games. And he does get hurt...every year actually...it's a knee, it's the ankle, it's that shoulder. What the hell are you talking about?
He's got talent - lots, but something is seriously missing from this guy. Obviously because he plays on this "yound and exciting defense" you will give him a hall pass. What else is new? I bet there are 30 linebackers in this league that would do twice as well as him if they had his ability...Spikes is one of them.
LBers get picks from QBs who are rushed into throws. Right now ... there is very little of that. How many LBers actually match up with a player like Spiller man to man??? Come on.
You see it all the time here. Look at what Woodhead does to LBers.
Yes, Spikes is an instinctive player. Sure. Mayo is more cerebral. The guy gets everyone into position in the LBing crew and rarely makes mental errors in that capacity.
I'll put it this way ...
IF Mayo were playing in between Harrison, Law, Poole, Seymour, Washington, Vrabel, etc, he would probably be running ROUGHSHOD over defenses making plays instead of weeding through trash to stop RBs who get to the second level or deperately trying to cover 2nd level recievers because BB has to line these god awful safeties 30 yards off scrimmage so the WRs don't blow their heads off while they leave our corners coughing up their dust.
There isn't a LBer in the NFL that is asked to cover more ground (and mistakes) than this guy.