Another week, same story for the Arizona Cardinals defense covering tight ends
Granted, it wasn’t the worst the Arizona Cardinals had done covering tight ends over the first month of the 2019 NFL season. Still, the Cardinals found a way to allow a tight end to have a positive performance against their defense.
Dissly is new to the rivalry for the most part, although he did play against the Cardinals in 2018. He found himself on the receiving end of a Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson touchdown pass on Sunday.
Sunday’s touchdown catch by Dissly came in the second quarter from 9-yards out to put the Seahawks up 17-3. It was bound to happen at some point on Sunday.
Dissly was the fourth tight end to score a touchdown against the Cardinals in as many weeks. Still, some credit to the Cardinals to hold him to 57-yards receiving.
An old nemesis of the Cardinals though returned to the rivalry for the first time in two years in Luke Willson. Willson was just signed this week as a free agent. He played for the Seahawks from 2013-2017 before moving on to the Detroit Lions in 2018.
Whether it was a coincidence that Willson returned this week or not will never be known. What is known it looked like he never left and re-kindled the connection he had with Russell Wilson. He caught 2 passes for 26-yards on Sunday, including a big 17-yard catch on a 3rd down and 10.
So, if you do the math, well, we’ll do it for you, then that is 9 catches for 83-yards and a touchdown from Seahawks tight ends on Sunday. Dissly was wide open in the end zone for his score.
For now, we still wait for the Cardinals to shut down a tight end. Next week against Tyler Eifert and the Cincinnati Bengals doesn’t look promising though.