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12 Nov 2013

Tyrann Mathieu and Economy of Motion

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is playing his tail off and the biggest reason this rookie has made the jump from LSU to the NFL with a year away from football in between is his mental command of the game. Mathieu is an incisive player and it’s easy to see this quality on the field. The RSP blog profiles two plays against the Texans – notably Andre Johnson and Ben Tate – where Mathieu demonstrates multiple skills with no wasted motion.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 12 Nov 2013

3 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2013, 3:05pm by JonFrum


by Nathan :: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:55pm

Really wanted Belichick to take a chance on this guy in the draft. Kind of stings to see him playing so well in another uniform, but good for him.

by Treima :: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:22pm

He wasn't from Rutgers, so Bill didn't give him more than a passing glance, I imagine.

by JonFrum :: Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:05pm

Please see Hernendez, Aaron