As we wake up Monday, cornerback is the fifth-leading tackler in the . Sure, that's after just one week (with four teams still to play Monday night), but
As we wake up Monday, Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright is the fifth-leading tackler in the NFL. Sure, that's after just one week (with four teams still to play Monday night), but Wright's 11 solo tackles stood out to teammates.
In selecting the Ravens' player of the game from Sunday's 13-7 victory over the Bills, 61 percent of voting fans chose Shareece Wright over teammates Joe Flacco, Mike Wallace and Timmy Jernigan. The poll was presented in the Sun's game recap; look for it there in future weeks if you want to vote for the team's top performer in wins.
"Man, Shareece was big-time today," safety Eric Weddle, who also played with Wright in San Diego, said after after the game.
The Buffalo Bills led the league in rushing last year. Sunday, they picked up just 65 yards on the ground. Their 160 total yards and seven points are NFL lows for Week 1.
"We emphasized that -- making tackles on [Bills running back LeSean] McCoy and being able to get those guys and eliminate big plays," said Wright, whose career high is 54 solo tackles. "We know that's when they're explosive, when they're making guys miss tackles."
At least twice in the open field, Wright made a tackle that saved a would-be huge gain.
Here's one fan's excited reaction to a stop Wright made...