Re: The improbable improvement of Kareem Jackson
KJ had his best game as a pro yesterday. His first year he was flat out awful....like cut the guy awful. Yesterday he looked like a #1 corner out there.
Last year he showed marked improvement, and he has taken another step this year. He had some issues in Denver but all in all, he has now moved to a very solid #2 corner and the good news is I think he has room for improvement still to come. Meaning he has a chance to be one of the top #2 corners in the game if he continues to work hard.
It's all just a LOT better technique which I credit to much better coaching with Joseph and a much better scheme...along with a better pass rush. He is doing so much better in the intermediate area, and he was very good last year short, so now he needs to get better at the longer pass plays. He still gets burned deep too much probably because his speed is just average overall and he doesn't have the make-up speed of the top guys, but if he can continue to improve in his recognition skills and technique he can make up for lack of deep speed and if he can do that the sky's the limit.