Hall of Fame Poster
ERoberts has gone from everyone's first choice as a roster drop, to getting emergency snaps on the defense, to being an impact player on the field. What a find. In my mind he's everything that Freeney wasn't. I just hope he can survive the physicality of the game at his size. What impresses me the most about watching him, is that he almost always diagnoses exactly where the ball is going, and once he does, he gets there going down hill. HIS play allowed MattyP to be able to move around Hightower and Hightower had HIS best game of the year being Patricia's swiss army knife. That doesn't happen without Robert's dependable play. Another guy from Houston who didn't get invited to the combine.
I like what Roberts is doing but I think his playstyle of coming in like a missile can blow up if he doesn't get the correct angle. He missed 1-2 tackles yesterday because of that.. I wonder whether opponents in the future will come in better prepared to deal with him and exploit this.
Consistency when other teams start to plan for you is what differentiates a genuinely good player from a one trick pony.
Also don't underestimate that Hightower is finally getting back to 100%. So while the emergence of Roberts certainly helps, getting finally healthy and being able to move quicker makes all the difference in the world.