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Eli Apple

Marty866b : 10/10/2018 2:30 pm
Was just watching the 1st quarter of the Panther game again and saw something which I found alarming. With about 6 minutes to go in the 1st quarter the Panthers ran a reverse to Samuels. Apple's effort on that play was just pathetic.He could have possibly stopped the play for little or no gain. He gave no real effort to get involved in the play. His coverage this year,when he has played, has been a bit better but IMO, this guy in time is going to go the same route as #74.
Like Flowers  
mrvax : 10/10/2018 2:38 pm : link
he seems a bit dim-witted. Could he have gotten confused on the play?
Since we donít know WHY and it occurred ONCE,  
Big Blue '56 : 10/10/2018 2:40 pm : link
Iíll label it a much ado unless it becomes a trend
It won't be missed when coaches grade the film  
JonC : 10/10/2018 2:41 pm : link
have no fear, he'll hear about it if they have a spine.
To be honest  
kelsto811 : 10/10/2018 2:44 pm : link
the entire secondary save Collins are pretty pathetic tacklers. Maybe doesn't have to do with the play in question but it goes hand in hand with effort.

I'm not sure what the general consensus has been on Jenkins in that category but I've seen some pretty pathetic attempts in order to avoid contact.
Yet Jenkins gets a pass  
rasbutant : 10/10/2018 3:04 pm : link
what about Collins, or a host of other guys.
Jenkins and Collins  
Doomster : 10/10/2018 3:10 pm : link
took turns taking time off from tackling.....

Some of the plays Collins didn't make, does make you wonder about offering him a huge contract....
It's not a first for Apple  
JonC : 10/10/2018 3:10 pm : link
.
He seemed to be favoring  
Dave on the UWS : 10/10/2018 3:15 pm : link
his groin a bit. I would guess he was making a business decision to protect himself. Heíll hear about it I suspect.
Jenkins is on the smaller side, so sometimes his tackling  
jcn56 : 10/10/2018 3:18 pm : link
is going to look less than impressive. Overall, he's a very strong corner.

Apple was dealing with an injury - could it be that he aggravated it sometime during the game? I haven't rewatched the whole thing, but he didn't stand out as bad to me. Guys are going to have a bad play here or there.
Not a surprise  
Jimmy Googs : 10/10/2018 3:24 pm : link
Apple has done this before and will continue to do so in future most likely...
Apple actually seems to be one of our better  
ZGiants98 : 10/10/2018 3:28 pm : link
And willing tacklers.
Except he's not always willing  
JonC : 10/10/2018 3:29 pm : link
or even bothers to try at times.
RE: To be honest  
robbieballs2003 : 10/10/2018 3:47 pm : link
In comment 14117808 kelsto811 said:
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the entire secondary save Collins are pretty pathetic tacklers. Maybe doesn't have to do with the play in question but it goes hand in hand with effort.

I'm not sure what the general consensus has been on Jenkins in that category but I've seen some pretty pathetic attempts in order to avoid contact.


Collins entered the horrible tackling category last week.
The reverse was to Funchess...  
Dan in the Springs : 10/10/2018 4:42 pm : link
I'm pretty sure he was making a business decision because Webb was flying in low for a tackle and would have been heading for his legs. He pulled up for sure, just saying what was probably in his head.
RE: The reverse was to Funchess...  
Capt. Don : 10/10/2018 4:57 pm : link
In comment 14118013 Dan in the Springs said:
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I'm pretty sure he was making a business decision because Webb was flying in low for a tackle and would have been heading for his legs. He pulled up for sure, just saying what was probably in his head.


No, it was to DJ Moore and he totally bailed on a tackle attempt.
RE: Apple actually seems to be one of our better  
Jimmy Googs : 10/10/2018 5:12 pm : link
In comment 14117907 ZGiants98 said:
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And willing tacklers.


not so much...
Thanks Capt.Don  
Marty866b : 10/10/2018 5:56 pm : link
You are correct. It was DJ Moore. Apple was looking for a place to hide.
Apple  
MarkT : 10/10/2018 7:07 pm : link
has been rated as one of our better corners. You guys just need to bitch. Sad.
apple has played pretty well so far  
BlackburnBalledOut : 10/10/2018 7:50 pm : link
im pleased with his turnaround to this point, i know he got truck by cam on one play but hes a pretty soild tackler. he seems to have his head on straight this yea and hes is a mile ahead of bw webb
Apple  
DavidinBMNY : 10/10/2018 9:17 pm : link
Has been a lot better on the field and 10 million times better off the field. He could be our best corner right now.

I don't think he is a perfect player, but he still can improve and I think is trending up not down.


Agree with DavidinBMNY  
Bluesbreaker : 10/10/2018 9:45 pm : link
He has turned things around the entire secondary had
trouble tackling we need a FS that can cover ground
and hit .Thompson was such a bust ...
Apple also caused a Newton fumble.  
PetesHereNow : 10/10/2018 9:54 pm : link
Of course, we recovered it while being out of bounds. But I donít think heís scared to hit.

If weíre talking about the reverse where the four Giants didnít wrap up, the first guy there was Jenkins.
If anyone has the game  
Marty866b : 10/10/2018 10:43 pm : link
Watch the play again and just focus on Apple. He could have stopped that play to little or no gain. He shied away from contact and jogged after the play with seemingly little attention of getting involved. BOTH Giant corners don't look to get very involved in tackling anyone.
I saw that play  
CMicks3110 : 10/10/2018 10:58 pm : link
Apple was flying for a moment to catch him, I think he was definitely protecting his groin and there didn't seem to be a place to go given the angle he was coming at.
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