This was definitely a night Briean Boddy-Calhoun doesn’t want to remember.
I’ve mentioned him numerous times on honorable mention at the end my articles. With Calhoun, it’s the good with the bad. He had an interception against Steve Smith in the first quarter.
He’s had some games where he looked like a decent cornerback–like his debut against the Miami Dolphins. But he’s had a number of forgettable ones where he’s missed tackles and didn’t know where the play was going.
I’m not singling him out for the past few weeks. It’s not his fault he’s on a team with one of the worst defensive backfields I have ever seen, and an overrated, injury-prone veteran named Joe Haden.
I didn’t even mention Tramon Williams. I’ll get to him soon.
The first issue I noticed with Calhoun is his failure to take the right angle with tackles. He got burnt earlier in the game by Perriman for a big gain. If he took the correct angle, he would have stopped him for a lesser gain.
He made the same mistake against Kenneth Dixon. Instead of squaring up and running through the player, he came in from the side, and it allowed Dixon to gain more yardage.
He isn’t doing anything that the other defensive backs aren’t, but from the start, it looks like a disaster.
Calhoun could turn into a good cornerback for the team in the future, but until he learns the basic fundamentals of the position, and has a good example to follow his struggles will continue.