Re: Unsung heroes...
posted at 11/28/2011 6:55 PM EST
All good mentions. I don't think any were left out.
I was really getting down on Edleman, especially after his bust. But since then, the guy has really been lights-out. Doesn't mean it is OK to do what was alleged, but got to admire the positive direction on the field. I am certain the Krafts will make sure he does some good off the field, too. At the risk of jumping the gun, I think Edleman may bloom to be a regular DB if he can hold up.
I have admired Ninko for a long while now. He is playing as well as Vrabel and Tedy played, but many will fall into the trap of putting the later two on a pedestal. Let's hope he can sustain this level or better.
Yeah, Love is getting enough pressure, taking doubles and such, to free Anderson (also good) and Carter. Weird how much better this line is playing w/o Haynesworth.
Mesko? The guy has been a stud and getting better. The brightest spot on the ST. Good point that his high punts may be causing muffs. Never thought of that before.
Also, off the field, I love how O'Brien has grown into his job. Earlier, he put too much emphasis on the pass. Now he is setting up the pass with the run and not afraid to mix things up. (Just please dump those Welker run plays. Have not worked and not worth the risk.) A lot of people were calling for his head, but he has proved to be good with experience.