Bull’s Eye Now Rests Squarely on Stanford Routt

September 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It seemed like Tom Cable was just trying to give Stanford Routt some confidence when he hyped up the battle to start at corner. Based on his response, Chris Johnson did not seem to take it seriously either. 
Since Oakland drafted Routt, he has never lived up to his potential. He quietly made the team each year, but was never more than a nickelback.
On Saturday, it became clear that Routt had won the starting job. After Johnson’s final preseason showing it wasn’t a huge surprise, but it marked the end of Routt’s career long goal to start in the NFL. 
It also marked the beginning of his next challenge.
For the rest of the year, his jersey will have a massive bull’s eye on it to opposing quarterbacks.
Chris Johnson has been the most active corner in the NFL for most of the last two years. He has shown the fortitude to handle the barrage of throws that come his way. Until recently, he held up ...

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