Second-Year Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett Making Some NoiseBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Secondary Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Surprise, Eagles second-year safety Jaiquawn Jarrett has started showing up in a major way for the Birds in this summer’s training camp. He seems to have a much better understanding of the defensive alignments and coverages, which is enabling him get his hands on passes as well make impressive tackles all over the field. He’s got to be productive every time he steps on the football field.
“I think every practice is significant”, Jarrett said. “You want to get better as much as possible and do the little things to get better. You just want to do better than you did yesterday.”
Jarrett has been making his presence known by hammering wide receivers, running backs and anybody else who comes into his area. We’re starting to get glimpse of what the Birds saw when they drafted him. I like the way he approaches the ball carrier and takes away the ball carrier’s options.
Number 26 is definitely the hardest hitter of the safeties. A number of times at practice I turned and said, “who hit that dude” and Jarrett is the name I heard.
Kurt Coleman comes with everything he’s got, but he’s must smaller than Jarrett. They’re listed as about the same size, 196, but they’re not, Jarrett is the bigger man.
“I’m just pursuing”, Jarrett explained. “I see the ballcarrier, I’m reading the keys and using my angles to just make sure I can get ball on the ground and cut back. Being able to have some live periods is going to be great for us as a team. Football is live, and you don’t tag off. Getting the opportunity to have some live periods in practice is going to help us collectively as a team.”
I love the way Jarrett attacks ball carriers like an assassin. He picks out a target and he approaches then he explodes.
It’s most definitely been an improvement by Jarrett, but he’s still got prove he can make plays during the games. Still, covering wide receivers in the passing game isn’t his strength.
Veteran safety O.J. Atogwe hasn’t done much yet, but he’s getting more comfortable with the system. I expect him to start making more noise in the safety competition. Coleman is having a very good camp and Nelson shows up now and then with big plays.
Short URL: http://gcobb.com/?p=32093