Dwayne Gratz: 3 questions for 2015
Nov 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) catches a pass as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz (27) defends during the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Jaguars 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
3) Can Dwayne Gratz be more consistent?
Consistency is an often overlooked quality for some players. The best players in the NFL are those who can put together solid game after solid game. They’re the players that make the remarkable seem ordinary. It’s expected of them to do something special each and every game (if not every play!). For coverage guys like Dwayne Gratz, that means channeling your inner Richard Sherman. It’s about locking down the receiver on each and every route run.
Gratz can do that sometimes. He’s had moments where he can lock down players for extended periods. Then he somehow let’s them break free for a key gain. 2013 saw him with a few good games, which led to him being starter early in 2014. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it more consistent.
Demetrius McCray has been more consistent with his time on the field so far. Similarly, Davon House has managed to look good with his limited reps during his time with the Green Bay Packers. If either of them slips up and can’t prove consistent then Gratz may get a shot at being inserted back into the starting lineup on the outside. We’ve seen him put together a couple of good games in a row, what we need to see from him now is putting many good games together in a row. This may be his edge over the other two guys ahead of him on the depth chart.
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