Originally Posted by Fiddler
I agree that he's had opportunity. But as far as beating his man, he got to Luck the same time that Antonio & Watt did on that first sack. He beat his man as quickly as Watt & Antonio did.
I've seen him get the edge a few times, not consistent enough to get excited about.
But Luck, Brady, & Locker not getting out to improvise should be seen as a mini victory.
That was the game plan and it will probably be the same this week for double the reason.
But nobody has to buy it; they just have to go back and rewatch the game, concentrating on Merci, and they should see how he was used.
There's a certain requirement about understanding football though (and it's not a knock on anybody - the more one understands the game, the more one can appreciate it.)