Re: Rate the Young Guys on Pat's Defense
posted at 9/29/2010 11:07 AM EDT
Mayo- B - Last week I saw the Mayo I loved his rookie year. Getting off blocks making plays. He was the sole reason the Bills at one point took a FG. Got a sack one play, sniffed out the run next, and then made the tackle on the next play to prevent the first. Dudes a beast but he has to get off these blocks and be better on run downs. LBs take usually the longest to progress but so far dude still looks like a stud.
Spikes B minus- His talent is an A I wanna get that clear his upside IMO is alot higher than Mayos. The past 3 weeks hes been at least on 3 different occasions in each game has almost taken the hand off from the QB but over ran the play. Hes getting there but just isnt making the plays due to him not being up to speed yet. When week 10 rolls around this guy if healthy is going to be a machine.
Wheatley N/A- Tough to grade someone when they havent even been on the field. If he doesnt make it on the field to replace Wilhite this year then we have all the signs for what he has become.
McCourty B- Has been everything we could have asked for and more out of a rookie. Outlook on him he could be very special in a couple years expect him to have a game here and there where he might play bad but this dude is going to be a legit. Better than Ty.
Butler C- LOL @ an F grade. A corner like Darius with what hes trying to do in this league man its tough and you dont see corners like him just magically look good. Growing pains and it takes time he looked good at times his rookie year and good times in week 1. Thats not luck the dude has talent just give him time hes only started in the range of 6-8 games?
Tate B+ when thrown the ball this dude just catches everything. That fumble last week was a bit Patrick Pass esque but he has alot of talent and could be a rich mans Deion Branch.
Taylor Price N/A- eh cant really give a grade on him but outlook is good for him as well good hands, smart player, had a great training camp but hes just raw right now and route running isnt one of his niches.
Hernandez A+ dudes going to be a vital part of this offense for years to come. He is hands down one of the most electric players I have seen. Hes given us more than Watson has ever given us in his 3 year stint here. Thats saying alot....
Gronk B+ Like said with Hernandez when Gronk can get down the routes and timing for this offense hes going to be a nightmare for defenses hes 6'6 running down the seam? Oh good lord. So far hes been really good 2 TDs in 3 weeks.
Edelman B+ who would have thought some QB from Kent State would have turned out to be a WR? Well other than Mike Reiss lol. Great player if he can stay healthy he could probably do a bit more damage. The team obviously likes him as they put him at RB last week.
Guyton B minus I love Guyton his speed is just nasty but my problem is other than that he really is weak up front and isnt the best LB for run downs. Hes a strictly pass down player I love his play though and his effort dudes a beast on passing downs and handling those backs and TEs.