I feel like we all get so caught up in Tyrann Mathieu’s off the field issues, we forget that the young defensive back can play the game. I mean, he was a Heisman finalist in 2011.
All has been quiet on the Honey Badger front since he has become an Arizona Cardinal and most would assume that is a good thing. But now we find out some news about Mathieu and the great thing about this is, it is strictly on the field related.
Per NFL.com, one scout decided to let his feelings be known on the play of the troubled rookie.
Entering training camp, general manager Steve Keim complemented Mathieu on an “outstanding” offseason.
A week later, it’s obvious that the NFL game is already slowing down for Mathieu. One scout tells Ron Wolfley of Arizonasports.com that Mathieu has been “pound-for-pound, the best player on the field.” An offensive assistant added that the third-round pick is “going to change the team.”