Deone Bucannon comes up short in both pass and run games
by Christopher Bunch | Wed, Sep 12th 12:49am EDT
Arizona LB Deone Bucannon registered five solo tackles and two assisted tackles during their week one matchup with Washington.
Bucannon, a converted safety playing linebacker, narrowly missed two sacks on Washington QB Alex Smith while blitzing. Bucannon blitzed frequently, and could rack up good sack totals if that usage continues. He gave up multiple huge catches to Washington receivers, including a TD by RB Chris Thompson. He also had multiple missed tackles against all three Washington RBs, though he did have a possible TD-saving tackle on Thompson midway through the third quarter as he was changing direction to take advantage of an open sideline. In week one Bucannon was a liability, but he could explode if he starts arriving to the ball a split second sooner.
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