Hot & Cold Motor
Some players, such as Michigan State's Jerel Worthy, always hear the same thing: "His motor runs hot and cold."
This seems short sighted. Worthy was the playmaker on that defense (only one other player drafted, not until round 6 or 7). When he wasn't making impact plays, chances are the entire unit wasn't playing well. So it all rested on Worthy.
Now, let's plug Jerel Worthy into Alabama. His level of play is just the same. But now, if he's not making plays, somebody else is. Upshaw, Barron, Hightower and Kirkpatrick are all making an impact. Fans, media and scouts don't peg the blame on anybody (because there is no blame to peg), and nobody says that Alabama DT Jerel Worthy's motor runs hot and cold.
Tell me I'm wrong.