Brent, Lissemore Should Play Nose Tackle for Dallas
I’ve discussed Jay Ratliff’s decline on a few occasions. At NBC today, I posted an article about why it’s time to replace Ratliff with Josh Brent and Sean Lissemore at nose tackle. Note that I DON’T think Ratliff should be benched, but rather moved over to defensive end.
Last week against the Giants, Lissemore and Brent did a fine job filling in for Ratliff. The Giants were completely incapable of getting any sort of push inside, and a lot of that had to do with Lissemore and Brent. I tracked the duo as combining for four tackles on 50 total snaps between them. That might not sound like a lot, but an 8.0 percent tackle rate from the nose is extraordinary.