I tried watch the LT position friday nite and the times I saw Locklear in it seemed as he was doing a pretty good job.Did anyone else see the job he was doing?
Looked mostly good to me, BUT... he was going against a rookie on the first team.
Here's my count on Locklear:
Locklear starts game at LT vs. Andre Branch (a rookie 2nd round draft pick).
1. run up middle- blocks his man outside
2. run up middle- adequate block
3. 3rd down pass play- adequate pass block
4. 1st down pass- blocks his man well
5. run up middle- #75 tries to block at the 2nd level. He does not even get in the LB's way. horrible.You can't even call it a whiff.
6. run- adequate block
7. pass play- DE nearly runs around his block. DE comes very close to Eli but Eli gets rid of it.
8. pass- effective pass block
9. pass- same
10. screen right- effective block
11. pass- effective
12. run- good sustained block
13. pass- #75 is pushed back into Eli on a bull rush. Not good.
14. pass- effective block
15. run off-tackle- effective seal block
16. draw- shoves DE out of the play
17. goal line draw- lined up outside his man. Defender 'swam' away. Ware scores.
next possession: against the number twos now.
18. run right- weak blocking angle, Locklear let go before getting called for holding.
19. Carr boot leg- TV coverage so poor we can't see what anyone on the line did.
20. run- went to 2nd level & handled the LB nicely, springing Ware.
21. pass- handles his man. Bennett scores.
Last edited by fourth&forever; 08-13-2012 at 10:39 PM.
i was a big fan of his signing and have warned people not to sleep on him from day 1. a few yrs ago he was a good starting RT and he's also posted good PPF rankings.
With the way they started Lockler at LT and kept DD at RT, it tells me a couple of things. 1-They plan on Beatty being healthy and the LT 2-If Beatty cant go, they dont want DD at LT replacing him. 3-Lockler has shown the coaches he is dependable enough to be trusted in a jam to be the starter at LT on opening preseason day being a FA signing, which also tells me he is legit competition with DD for the RT spot...
even if Lockler ends up as the swing tackle/depth, I have confidence he will perform when called upon