Will Jay Ratliff See a Major Drop in Production in 2012?
At NBC, I analyzed Jay Ratliff’s potential decline in 2012. In the article, I wrote:
Ratliff may be in for a steep decline as soon as this season. If his play continues to mirror that of the typical defensive tackle, we’re looking at around 74 percent of peak production in 2012—perhaps 20 or so individual tackles and just a couple of sacks.
Typically, defensive tackles have broken down around age 31. Ratliff is two weeks away from his 31st birthday.