Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Rookie Watch: Ward earns spotlight
By Matt Williamson
Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward has been on and off of my Top 10 list throughout the first several weeks of the season.
His numbers are excellent and he is a tackling machine who always is around the football. Ward is in a very tackle-rich environment, though. That isn't to take away from what he brings to the Browns' defense. Attitude and physicality are things he certainly does bring.
He was fined $15,000 last week for a brutal hit on Cincinnati Bengals rookie Jordan Shipley in Week 4. In Week 5, Ward blocked a field goal attempt at the end of the first half against the Atlanta Falcons.
He should be on and off this list all season long. When he does drift out of the top 10, he won't fall far.