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Yeah I don't think so. I actually don't think Waller's impact on the game was that big, and a lot of analysts agree with me. He got a bunch of stats on 19 targets. 19. You can give Boykin 19 targets and he'll get you 80-100 yards easily. I did not think Darren Waller was uncoverable in that game by any stretch of the imagination, and I think people who think that didn't watch the game and desperately need to go back and watch film.Y’all making this list and leaving out jimmy. Our defense STILL TO THIS DAY is a shell of itself when jimmy is off the field. Put jimmy out there to man up on Waller and this is a different outcome, jimmy would’ve been a bigger difference maker in week 1 than peters. And I am a HUGE Marcus peters fan, I’m still not sold that marlo is the best corner on the team, but as far as matchups go, we needed jimmy Monday night and still do.
I think five years ago, I'd be beating the "Jimmy is critical" drum all day long.
But if I conceptualize...
In 2020, he missed five games, and I don't see any significant impact on the defense in those games. He was pretty limited from a snap count perspective in the second half of the year, and the only time he really plays a ton of snaps these days is if he's playing a team that throws the ball a ton (Buffalo), or injuries force him into the lineup.