Darius Slay is as good as advertised
For the first time in a long time, it seems as though we don’t have to worry about the Eagles secondary. The dark memories of prized acquisitions Nnamdi Asomugha and Byron Maxwell followed Darius Slay all off-season. Slay quickly dismissed those doubts on Sunday.
Darius Slay draws positive reviews from Jim Schwartz for Week 1 performance. Says he was manned up on Terry McLaurin for 50 snaps, allowed two completions for about 26 yards.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) September 15, 2020
Washington’s most dangerous weapon in Terry McLaurin was mostly a non-factor, finishing the day with just 5 catches for 61 yards. Slay was matched up on McLaurin for over 50 snaps, holding him to just two catches for under 30 yards. When asked what it was like to have the shutdown corner at his disposal, Jim Schwartz stated that having Slay allowed the defense to play more man coverage. The demoralizing days of playing DBs in off-coverage are over, at least for the time being.
The Eagles are already facing an abundance of issues after just one week. Fans can at least find solace in the fact that Slay will be able to hold down the opposing team’s best target.
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