Tyrann Mathieu has been a breath of fresh air for the Arizona Cardinals. Not just the team but the fans as well. He does his work then runs off the field, you do not get that in too many players these days. More often than not you will get a player to make a big play and he begins to celebrate like it is 1999. Worst part about that is, you tend to not hear his name called the rest of the game. Now I am not putting all players that celebrate under that umbrella. Tyrann Mathieu is a little different, he celebrates but it is sparingly and you can tell he is just full of so much emotion he needs a release valve.
Against the Rams Mathieu stopped what would have been a back breaking touchdown, it certainly looked like it was going to be six points if you watched it live like I did. But the hustle and will of Tyrann Mathieu showed up just in time to punch the ball out of Jared Cooks hands at the 5 yard line to stop the go ahead score. Todd Bowles blitzed him in the preseason and against Detroit and although Mathieu did not record a sack like he did in the preseason Stafford came close to having a pass picked off. Mathieu timed the blitz perfectly and Stafford could have thrown a interception but the ball was batted down by the blitzing Mathieu. This past Sunday with the Cardinals nursing a three point lead, saw Tyrann Mathieu placed in another make or break situation. On 4th and four Matt Stafford rockets a quick pass to Nate Burleson, a pass that had been torching Arizona all day, only to see The Badge make a first down saving tackle about a yard and a half short. In terms of game changing plays The Badge is 2 for 2. Two Sundays, two game changing plays.
Heading into New Orleans he should feel just as juiced as ever. I am sure he will have some supporters in the stands, and if not he will have full support of the team and fans. The only thing someone can wonder now is, what will he do next? Seems as if sky is the limit for Tyrann Mathieu and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals defense. Can he go 3 for 3? All signals point to yes, but how he will impact this game has yet to be seen. Matheiu stated that he wanted to be a legend before his career is over. This is the perfect game to prove to people that he is all hard work and business.