A lot has been saidwritten about Tyrann Mathieu over the last six weeks. Very little of it has been related to his on-field ability -- and that's despite his move to free safety with the Cardinals, who drafted him in the third round and have playing time up for grabs following the departure of starter Kerry Rhodes.
That conversation was furthered a bit Monday morning, though, thanks to Carson Palmer. According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Palmer's practice-time observations of Mathieu have led him to an interesting comparison:
"He reminds of Troy Polamalu with his closing speed," Palmer said of Mathieu. "He might not be the fastest guy out there, but he can change directions and get to the ball really fast, like Troy."
King points out that this quote came after Mathieu, working with the first team for at least part of the OTA he observed, "made a diving pass break-up of a Palmer throw and was buzzing around plays all through the workout."
If Tyrann Mathieu is the next Tro...