Biggers Not Yet 100 Percent

October 17th, 2012

Filling in for the NFL-slapped hide of Aqib Talib Sunday, E.J. Biggers showed pretty well against the Chiefs stout receivers and lousy quarterback, even though Biggers is hardly in perfect shape.

The leader of the New Schiano Order made it clear today that Biggers isn’t “100 percent” healthy from what kept him out all of preseason and three games: a serious foot injury after colliding with Arrelious Benn in July.

Joe’s encouraged since Biggers made fans forget some of his poor outings in 2011. Lakeland Ledger beat writer Rick Brown took note and talked to Biggers about proving himself off last season.

Biggers started six games in 2011 and had mixed results. A year later, he’s been itching to show he has what it takes to be a strong corner.

“I think I play the same way at all times,” the former seventh-round pick said. “As a defensive back, you can’t lack confidence. You have to play hard, do your job and try to make plays when they come your way and deny your man the ball. Like coach (Greg Schiano) says, if you do your job, great things will happen.”

Biggers’ play will be intriguing to watch. If he plays well over the next three games, how could Greg Schiano possibly yank him in favor of Aqib Talib?

4 Responses to “Biggers Not Yet 100 Percent”

  1. Macabee Says:

    Don’t get carried away with Biggers having a good game. I like Biggers, but I like him because he did what quality back-ups should do – play seamless football when in rotation or subbing for the starter. We will be a playoff caliber team when when we have that kind of off-the bench depth at all positions.

    Whether we keep Talib or not is up to Schiano and I trust his judgement. But Biggers is not the permanent answer at the position. We need a solid cover CB from the 2013 draft next year. Jonathan Banks, Dee Milliner, Xavier Rhodes, David Amerson, or Jordan Poyer – let Schiano pick the best one!

  2. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    How smart is it to let the other team know we have a weakness there?

  3. Keith Says:

    Like they don’t watch film? You must be joking.

  4. Jamaal Says:

    I hope he comes wit it. I don’t have really any faith at our corner spot minus talib but he gotta come on wit it to.