Casual observers are looking at the one penalty per game that's been called on him and treat him like Brandon Browner 2.0. The difference is, Browner had a lot more penalties than even that called on him, and even when he wasn't flagged, he got roasted. If Apple can get that early-game consistency fixed, he will be as good of a number two corner as there is in the league (and as affordable, too).Eli Apple has been getting singled out this week as the "weak link" in our defense... But from what I've been watching he's been one of our best players and certainly a significant part of the defense's mid season turnaround.
It’s because we play him a lot more at the line of scrimmage. Bump and Run coverage in today’s NFL is always going to lead to more DPI especially early in the game. I think his play is built for playoff football though because they usually let the players play physical more. I think he’ll have a great game this Sunday. I’m tired of posters acting like he’s 07 Jason David or 2015 Brandon Browner. He’s a quality young DB.I still find the stat that he only had one DPI penalty this year prior to joining the Saints...interesting.
Yeah, the only question I had about that is how PIs are factored in. But it was definitely a concerning stat given the Eagles offense relies on that short stuff.Rev and Ellis have a really informative and stat based review on our secondary performance. They show that the deep ball is clearly not our issue on either side. The issue is underneath routes (less than 15yds). I dont have the link but if giving up deep passing plays is your concern search out Saints D vs Eagles Offense.
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