Time to get Javi out of middle linebacker. Just another example today of not making a simple pursuit tackle with 3:30 left in the first quarter; total overplay, taking two of his own guys out to boot. Not enough of an open field tackler and too much of a floater, a guy who has a knack for being just off the mark and just late.
Our middle linebacker needs to be someone who makes solo open field tackles and enough bigs sticks to make running backs think twice about clever little cutbacks. Javi is not the guy.