Matthew Judon was beaten. It happens often in this drill with defensive players being asked to cover running backs or tight ends far down the field without any safety help. Nick Boyle left Judon completely behind and that’s where the second-year linebacker remained as the tight end ran unimpeded toward the end zone.
Offensive players hooted and hollered and Judon was a solitary figure in the middle of the field when a horn sounded to signify the end of the drill. Albert McClellan, who occupied the starting strong-side linebacker job last year that Judon is now the front runner for, eschewed a quick water break to approach Judon to offer some encouragement and advice.
Forget about the -1 they just put up against New Orleans. Focus more on the fact that they allowed just 22 points to the most potent offense in football. Also, they face the hapless Colts this week, which is always a nice holiday treat for a fantasy D. Last week: 22 points allowed This week: @Indianapolis