One very positive observation from the disappointing start to the New York Jets’ season has been Brian Poole. Poole was a guy the New York Jets’ fanbase seemed 50/50 on. Poole was regarded as talented but also a question mark. Three games in he have proven his supporters correct.
Brian Poole Has Always Been Solid
Poole came into the league and was immediately a contributor. In his first year, he had 58 tackles, 5 TFLs, 3 QB Hits, 1.0 Sacks, 1 INT, 9 Pass Deflections and 2 FRs. He answered with another successful season in his second season yet, he still didn’t match his first-year success. Poole had 63 tackles, 2 TFLs, 3 QB Hits, 1.0 Sacks and 4 Pass Deflections. In his final year with Atlanta, he had 74 tackles, 4 TFLs, 5 QB hits, and 3 INTs. Poole was always a great asset for the Falcons and was a great player with them. Now he’s produced above expectations.
Poole Has Come Alive This Year
When Poole came to the team it seemed he was being brought over to fill the Buster Skrine nickel corner role. Yet he’s been able to do so much more. He’s been able to step up when the need is and he’s been a shutdown corner. He’s got 3 Pass Deflections, a safety, a TFL, and 16 tackles. He’s been one of the few bright spots on this team and he’s been very valuable. In wake of the issues with Trumaine Johnson, it’s encouraging to see Poole have a lot of success. Hopefully, another corner steps up to ease some of the pressure he’s had to carry by being the only reliable corner.