Maxwell reminds me a lot of Brandon Carr from the Dallas Cowboys. He’s a solid number two Corner who is forced to play the best wide receiver of the opposing team, due to lack of talent on the backend. His technique is far from similar to Brandon Carr.
Byron Maxwell thrives in zone coverage; reading the eyes of the quarterback in order to break quickly off the ball for the sake of deflecting a pass, or better yet, making and interception or INT. When Maxwell signed with the Eagles, everyone in the league knew that they overpaid for Byron’s services. This is the necessary evil of free agency when teams simply do not draft well; paying a premium for sub par talent.
With Maxwell’s lack of success, and the new coaching staff, the Eagles organization no longer thought of the 28 year old corner as an asset to the team. Miami swam fast to pick up the services of Maxwell because he simply upgrades their situation. They lost both their starting corners this offseason in Brent Grimes & Brice McCain.
Maxwell will have to play the #1 corner position in 2016 due to lack of numbers, but this is not a bad situation for Byron Maxwell. Mario Williams is coming to down from a down year in Buffalo, as is Kiko Alonso. These two playmakers will make the secondary shine due to the volatile play of those two new additions.
I don’t mean to knock of Maxwell’s lability. In 2015 he forced two fumbles and picked off the ball twice with a sub par pass rush last year. Look for those numbers to grow. Be sure to like, comment, and or tweet this to your friends if you liked it! Talk to you soon.
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