A lot is being made of Clay Matthews' outstanding play - and rightfully so. But people should not dismiss the play of his fellow rookie counterpart across the way at left outside linebacker. Brad Jones has played better than most fans expected him to. The thing that has surprised me has been his ability to hold the edge on running plays against anyone, be it a hulking right tackle or one of the best blocking wide receivers in the game as he does in the clip below. Yes, it's a less than 100 percent Hines Ward, but it's still a fantastic play by Jones, just one of several he's made over the course of the last month.
Now, is Jones a star in the making, the way Matthews is? Probably not. But he's been shockingly good out on the edge and has made sure there's been no drop off at the position since Aaron Kampman's injury. (I'm not ready to say he's been 'better than Kampman' - but I'm close) The point is, Jones' good play is being overshadowed by Matthews' exemplary outings - and I wanted to be sure fans understood just how good this kid out of Colorado is playing.
Because he's been damn good indeed.
- Like Like
- 1 points