Sean Lee Exposed Thus Far

May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) takes a break during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this season I expected Sean Lee to have a Defensive Player of the Year type of campaign.  I know that it is still extremely early and that could still happen but he has had a bit of a hard time making those game-changing plays we are accustomed to.

Thus far Bruce Carter has been the best linebacker on this team and that’s fine, but Lee has to find a way to make an impact.  He has been caught out of position in zone-coverage a few times and hasn’t been the ball hawk that I know and love.

The front-four has played better than expected so this should allow Lee and Carter to be the difference-makers that they need them to be.  Lee is coming off of an injury so he does have some rust to knock off.  Never-mind the fact that there is a philosophical change on defense so it will take some time to get this defense playing to its full potential.

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee (50) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This defense has done a really nice job against the run so far and Lee has a big hand in that.  The fact is that in this defensive scheme he drops into coverage quite a bit, which he is usually quite good at.  All and all I have been somewhat impressed by the defense so far, since the offense has not really done them any favors.   They have held their own and kept the Cowboys in the game against the Chiefs.

When it is all said and done I am sure that Sean Lee will have a great season, he just hasn’t seemed quite like himself yet.  Here’s hoping he finds his stride soon because he is the Tony Romo of this defense.  They will only go as far as he takes them.

 

Topics: Bruce Carter, Dallas Cowboys, Sean Lee

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  • oneputter

    after two games you are trying to make a legit analysis on 50′s game?!
    how about waiting until at least week 6

    • TheJaikster

      Nobody loves Sean Lee more than me, just noticed he had struggled a bit is all. No doubt in my mind when this season all said and done he will tops!

      • oneputter

        He struggled a bit in coverage and I think it gets better as he settles into the defense, against the run he was pretty solid. In the second half he seemed to a fall a bit, maybe he was winded. Nonetheless, he certainly isn’t the problem in Dallas.

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