Personally, I think the guy is extremely overrated. That his reputation may be buoyed, at least in part, by the simple fact that he was a first-round draft pick and with that, comes a certain level of notoriety. For a player who is considered by some to be one of the best at his position, he makes far too many mental errors.
I speak of Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
No doubt I am in the minority on this.
Clinton-Dix came in at No. 77 on the NFL’s top 100 players list. This marks the first time he’s made the list, which is voted on by other players.
Interestingly, the only guys they could find to talk about Clinton-Dix were Matt Barkley, formerly the third-string quarterback of the Chicago Bears, and New York Giants safety Landon Collins, who was a college teammate of Clinton-Dix.
So maybe I am not entirely alone in my line of thinking…
Who knows what would have happened on that Int. against Luck and the colts if Daniels had not hit Luck, but you have to believe Rollins was lost in his coverage not Dix. Not sure how often Dix has mental errors. You have to believe with all the wide receivers running wide open there are not enough safeties to cover the field. The corners do seem to look around after all the big plays to see who was wrong. Maybe that is why all the corners were injured. Whiplash.
One of the more impressive plays I have seen from Dix came against a current teammate. In the 2015 opening game against the Bears I still cannot believe Dix held up Bennett from scoring a TD at the end of the first half. For Dix to take on Bennett up high and hold him long enough for help to arrive shows some strength. That play also changed the flow of the game in the Packers favor. Dix is one wiry dude.
Safety play been pretty mediocre in the NFL as a whole the past couple of years. With the exception of Landon Collins last year, Eric Berry, and Earl Thomas when healthy, there have been no standouts at the position.