Like most players, New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore invests wholeheartedly in aptitudes on the football field. However, as somebody who has experienced childhood in the period of online media, Lattimore isn’t anxious about making his imprint there, as well, particularly with regards to Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans.
In the wake of holding Evans without a catch in their latest matchup back toward the beginning of November – and, besides, in their last three gatherings – Lattimore needed to ensure the entirety of his Twitter supporters thought about his predominance, and surely wouldn’t fret if Evans saw it, too.
Fortunate for us, “one year from now” has come as fast as the schedule turned. The two heavyweights get down to business for Round 3 in the Divisional Round finale on Sunday night in New Orleans. Lattimore wasn’t made accessible to the media this week, while Evans brushed past optional inquiries with respect to the cornerback, zeroing in rather on the matchup of the two groups.
“It’s unquestionably an extraordinary contention,” Evans said Wednesday. “At the point when we play one another, there’s a great deal of feeling, a ton of genuineness.”
Lattimore hasn’t went with Evans from snap to snap since that is simply not how the Saints play safeguard under facilitator Dennis Allen. Yet, his prosperity versus the greater outlined pass catcher is absolutely a factor. It’s not difficult to envision a wary quarterback like Tom Brady seeing No. 23 opposite Evans and pondering internally, Best to look somewhere else.
Lattimore’s predominance in inclusion against Evans really ranges throughout the span of his vocation, as confirmed by this snap-by-snap breakdown by Nick Underhill over at NewOrleans.football. As per Pro Football Focus, over Lattimore’s four NFL seasons (eight games versus Tampa), Evans has only nine gets on 20 targets (45.0 finish rate) and the two have traded scores and capture attempts, each with one. Those numbers fail to measure up to what Evans has done versus the remainder of the association.
Conceivably eliminating Evans from the condition probably won’t make any difference as much since Antonio Brown is cooking, yet Lattimore’s essence – and his post-snap task – will be one of the additionally fascinating subplots in Sunday’s postseason game. As Lattimore helped us only a few to remember months prior on Twitter and with his Week 9 postgame remarks – “It was something insolent that he did” – the cornerback’s not going to fail to remember that push to the back when they take the field this time around.