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Where's Teez Tabor?
and that's not unfair. Most players taken that early fill some kind of immediate role.,womens Jake Ryan Jersey,It's a question many fans are asking these days. They expect to see a second-round pick on the field
and played just three defensive snaps in the first seven games combined.,But Tabor didn't even dress for the Detroit Lions' first three games,womens Mason Crosby Jersey, s
the coaches finally saw enough out of Tabor to hand him a small role in the 30-17 win against the Packers. He played 11 snaps,Authentic Corey Linsley Jersey, mostly as a linebacker-type in the dime.,Then in Week 8
on Monday Night Football,womens Nick Perry Jersey, with their backs against the wall after a three-game losing streak -- the personnel decision reflected a growing faith in Tabor's development. ,Considering the stage of that game -- at Lambeau Field
"He's coming,Authentic Mason Crosby Jersey, you see the things that we certainly notice during our evaluation process. He's long, he moves,Authentic David Bakhtiari Jersey, and I mean, all those kinds of things. And he displayed that as well during the course of the game. Small sample size but yeah," coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's been adjusting. He's been doing a nice job in practice,Authentic Donte Moncrief Jersey, he's smart, he's doing well."
and the Lions still hope he has a future there. But with returning starters in Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson,Tabor is an outside cornerback out of Florida, the Lions are loaded with experience at the position., plus the return of Quandre Diggs in the nickel and the signing of former first-round pick D.J. Hayden,womens Corey Linsley Jersey,
like they did after taking Darius Slay in the second round in 2013. Slay was forced into a starting job to open the season, but was benched in each of his first two games and then lost his job permanently in Week 3.,So they haven't been forced to rush Tabor onto the fieldAuthentic Davante Adams Jersey,
Slay is playing like one of the top cornerbacks in the league. He's already shut down the likes of Antonio Brown,This year, though, as it does for almost every young corner. And Tabor knows that., Odell Beckham and Julio Jones. It just took timewomens Davante Adams Jersey,
D.J.'s a former first-round pick,"I just look at it as we got really talented guys," Tabor said. "Everyone knows Slay, or playing as much.",Authentic Jake Ryan Jersey,Nevin is super athletic. It's not like I walked into a situation where I was supposed to be starting
according to coaches. Now the Lions are testing the waters a bit with him,But Tabor has come a long way since some early struggles in training camp,Authentic Nick Perry Jersey,while not overloading him with too much information.,Authentic Morgan Burnett Jerseybreaking off a small role for the rookie to get some experience
that meant playing a lot inside the box,womens David Bakhtiari Jersey, especially when Randall Cobb was in there. ,Against Green Bay
"He played some nickel in college,Authentic Jack Mewhort Jersey,ome flexibility because of his height," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said of the package. "If we run into a situation where we have a receiving tight end,Authentic John Simon Jersey,womens Jack Mewhort Jersey, and that gives us an opportunity, maybe a four-wide group that we can play him either inside or out,womens John Simon Jersey, so we moved him inside, we have some different things, we have flexibility to do that. And he's smart enough to do it. That's why we did it."
because things happen so much quicker that close to the ball. He also said it's a lot more "noisy" in the box,Tabor said the role was different than what he's used to, rather than out on an island. ,womens Morgan Burnett Jersey, since he's playing in close quarters with so many other players
" he said. "It's fast at first for a rookie corner,"Just getting comfortable, man, just getting better every day. That's it. Just getting better and more comfortable.", so I'm just a lot more comfortablewomens Donte Moncrief Jersey
which could bode well for his chances of seeing the field again. Other young players have won roles like that, such as safety Miles Killebrew last season.,It seems he impressed the Lions with his versatility as well
he's still able to adapt and adjust. There's really not any place on the field I think that he would not be comfortable," Caldwell said. "He's as a young guy, because he has pretty good working knowledge of what we're doing. But he just needs experience playing,"(Tabor's) a savvy player, and consistently playing, and that kind of thing. And hopefully that continues for him."
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