Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

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Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:15 pm

I want to someone to make the argument as to why Jackson is NOT the best FS in the league.

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I have watched the pick in the Lions game about 15 times. I can tell you, without a doubt, Jackson read that play from the moment they lined up. Just like he did with the Vikings. His ability to diagnose a play, and time his route to the ball in order to make an effective play on it, IS RIDICULOUS. This is not normal. Being able to not only read the play, but then time the route to make sure you are there when the ball is, is insane.

OK. Someone make the argument. I want to hear it.
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:09 pm

He scores too much?
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 pm

Maybe. He’s been a nonfactor on offense this season though.
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 pm

Rich man's Mike Brown.
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Re: Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:14 am

Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:I want to someone to make the argument as to why Jackson is NOT the best FS in the league.

Ready...GO!

I have watched the pick in the Lions game about 15 times. I can tell you, without a doubt, Jackson read that play from the moment they lined up. Just like he did with the Vikings. His ability to diagnose a play, and time his route to the ball in order to make an effective play on it, IS RIDICULOUS. This is not normal. Being able to not only read the play, but then time the route to make sure you are there when the ball is, is insane.

OK. Someone make the argument. I want to hear it.
Yeah, but can he run block?

Now in all seriousness, remember when a lot of us were concerned about how are we going to pay Amos? If I can only keep one, I keep Eddie Jackson. He needs to get paid.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:27 am

Only real concern is how his tackling can be God-awful during his bad games. He had a 2-3 game stretch starting with MIA IIRC that he was routinely taking bad angles and just missing ballcarriers. I don't think I can remember a game where he was actually abused through the air.

But when he is on, holy shit the guy is ridiculously good. I think the 'lows' will dissipate with more time on the field, he really is a converted corner who didn't get as much game experience due to injuries he sustained in college. He is still learning the position really... which is crazy considering how often he is playing at an elite level.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:44 am

When we drafted Jackson I was stunned he had fallen that far because his talent was lower 1st/high 2nd round. I also was worried his injury might be worse than thought going into the draft because he had fallen. At this point it is clear the collective GMs were all a bit too cautious and we got a steal in the 4th.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:43 am

thunderspirit wrote:Rich man's Mike Brown.
this is accurate
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:35 pm

If you go back and watch the Minnesota pick-6 and the one yesterday. Jackson is playing perfect complimentary defense. He is reacting to routes based on the pass rush. He has studied, and knows the routes that the opposition is going to run, and then he is diagnosing them before the ball has been snapped. He is the definition of a ball hawk.

On top of that, I am really surprised by his speed. His ability to diagnose, and then fly to the ball is amazing. He accelerates so fast, the QB doesn't know he's driving to intercept the ball until it's out of the QB's hand, and it's too late.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:36 am

In all seriousness, yes. He is. Most people would say Earl, but he's hurt and aging. Many might go to Eric Weddle, who Im a fan of, but his numbers are rather pedestrian this season.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 pm

I've been gutted about missing out on Weddle since that draft day, finally Jackson is the player to put that to bed.
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I don’t know if this link will work, but the Bears Instagram posted a photo showing Eddie is 7th in Pro Bowl votes among Free Safeties. There’s SIX Free Safeties getting more votes than him, and that makes my brain hurt.
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Re: Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:15 pm

alexwilkins wrote:

I don’t know if this link will work, but the Bears Instagram posted a photo showing Eddie is 7th in Pro Bowl votes among Free Safeties. There’s SIX Free Safeties getting more votes than him, and that makes my brain hurt.

What was the stat that I read. He has more pick sixes than any other FS going back to 2015....and Jackson was drafted in 2017.
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Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:18 pm

Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:
alexwilkins wrote:

I don’t know if this link will work, but the Bears Instagram posted a photo showing Eddie is 7th in Pro Bowl votes among Free Safeties. There’s SIX Free Safeties getting more votes than him, and that makes my brain hurt.

What was the stat that I read. He has more pick sixes than any other FS going back to 2015....and Jackson was drafted in 2017.
It’s in this thread. He leads the NFL in defensive td’s since 2015, not just free safeties.
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Re: Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:36 pm

Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:If you go back and watch the Minnesota pick-6 and the one yesterday. Jackson is playing perfect complimentary defense. He is reacting to routes based on the pass rush. He has studied, and knows the routes that the opposition is going to run, and then he is diagnosing them before the ball has been snapped. He is the definition of a ball hawk.

On top of that, I am really surprised by his speed. His ability to diagnose, and then fly to the ball is amazing. He accelerates so fast, the QB doesn't know he's driving to intercept the ball until it's out of the QB's hand, and it's too late.

his speed was well hidden in his senior year of college as he had a few minor leg issues before breaking his leg ... nothing serious, but a bruise here, a strain there, and only playing 3/4 speed (but still doing well enough to remain a starter)

the Bears stole him in the 4th round the year he was drafted, and he may well not have been 100% his rookie season .... but now we get to see how a healthy version of him pays big dividends
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Re: Eddie Jackson -- Best FS in the NFL?

Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:08 pm

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https://youtu.be/wng8PrcYmwY

Great breakdown of why we ABSOLUTELY stole Eddie Jackson in the 4th round of the draft & prob helps cement the idea that Amos will most likely be gone during the next FA period.

Not sure if you guys have heard, but I but there's more than 1 source claiming Action Jackson as a legit contender for Defense Player of the Year, and at this pace.. I Def agree!
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