In response to TripleOG's comment:
Just trying to get a gauge on how others feel about his 1st year playing, his effectiveness andf his potential and ceiling going forward. Sadly the reason I am posting this is because Im starting to think we may not be getting much help in that department with the Pats stalling on Abraham. They will most likely draft a DT, but not a DE this year soooo, Maybe we have the CFL guys to look forward too.
I thought C.J. was surprisingly good at the point of attack in stopping the run and held his own in setting the edge. Def. played stronger than I envisioned. IN terms of pass rush, I dont think he ever was the same after his ankle injury and I think without the injury, he easily puts up 12 sacks, maybe more. I like the fact that he isnt just an upfield speed guy but CAN beat his man with speed. He has these herky jerky, hesitation moves that allow them to be versatile and I thought he showed a lot of moves for a rookie. Usually guys have trouble early with counter moves but he has shown he cant be played one way. So im wondering if the Pats knowing this are thinking they will add someone but not gonna spend too much because they feel C.J. is ready to take that next step and I agree he is, but I just think he needs a better player opposite him so teams dont just start chipping him and make him ineffectve. Does anyone know if this Armstead guy can rush the passer and what are folks expectation of Jake Bequette? Busto or big jump 2nd year into playing time as sub rusher?? For a 3rd round pick, I would expect something this year or dare I say it....
thoughts on this anyone? Im starting to get a little concerned so should I feel better about it with CJ here? I just dont see how the defense changing that much with the same secondary returning. I hope we get one of these nice CB prospects and go ahead and sign a pass rusher already. Not sold on any draft prospects outside the 1st in terms of rushing. Any names out there as possible sleepers in the 6th round?
he may turn out to be great but very few- if any -put up 12 sacks, maybe more, "easily"