Eight in the Box: IDP Report
In a bit of a surprise move, it's been Buggs manning the middle for Buffalo since
Cox, a rookie third-rounder out of William & Mary, took over a starting spot as soon as free agent bust
This time last year, Chris Horton was the darling of 'Skins defensive coordinator
The fact that Jones is still the starting MIKE in Cincinnati speaks to his longevity, but it probably speaks more to the sorry state of the Bengals' personnel decisions. Yet, here we are. Jones followed up a solid 2008 (stat-wise only, mind you) with a decent start to '09. He had seven solo tackles in Cleveland last week, giving him 18 over his past three games. Cincy seems set on
After entering the year as a nickelback,
I've ignored Sharper up to this point, but after a fifth interception and a second TD, he can't be ignored any longer. To be perfectly honest, I still don't think he's a DB1. Taking a DB because of a couple pick sixes is like taking a wide receiver because of a couple kickoff return TDs. They just can't be counted on. If you're in a big play-heavy scoring format, then sure, Sharper will do fine. But playing centerfield, he doesn't get tackles (just 10 solos this season). And with his declining range, he won't keep it up in PDs (five so far this year, matching last year's total). The luck has to run out soon.
Wake's near-legendary stint with the CFL's B.C. Lions (39 sacks over two seasons) didn't put him on the radar, but last week's three-sack performance against Buffalo did. With