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Defensive Backs


It's ironic, going into this game I was worried about the starting Corners but I thought Clements and Jones both had very solid games.  Didn't hear Jones name that much, which can be a good thing for CB and he actually made a few nice hustle plays.   Clements got beat once by Torri Smith but the coverage actually was not all that bad and Flacco made a perfect throw and Torri Smith made a really nice catch.  Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to your oppenenent for making the play and I think that's what happened on that catch.  He then made up for it later with a pretty nice int.  Overall, I thought the CB's played well

Now our safeties are an entirely different story, especially Chris Crocker.  I thought he had the worst game of anyone on the team.  He flat out missed Ray Rice completely when he made the that long run (didn't even slow him down) and run support is suppose to be his specialty.  He was blown away and way late getting there on Torri Smith's long TD catch.  We cannot afford these kind of let downs from out safety position, especially with the turmoil going on at the CB postion with Leon Halls injury.  This is the first week, I really saw Taylor Mays make a contribution (awesome special teams hit) and I'd be interrested to see if they start getting him more involved in the defensive game plan, especially with Crocker playing so poorly.  Who knows maybe it was just one bad game but IMO if he doesn't start picking up his play they are going to have to start looking at other options.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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