Found April 08, 2012 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
Johnnie Lee Higgins
St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
Earlier this season, the Raiders signed former Rams LCB Ron Bartell to a one year $3 million contract. The reviews of Bartell were favorable on his time in St Louis but I wanted to get an idea for him myself.
I watched all the defensive snaps for two games, both in 2010 because he only played part of one game in 2011 before sustaining a fracture to one of the vertebrae in his neck.
The first game I watched was the Raiders/Rams game in week 2 of 2010. I chose this game because I know the Raiders players and know their strengths and weaknesses and can better gauge an opponent with that common frame of reference.
Bartell was not much targeted in this game. I counted 4 passes thrown his way all game.
He plays almost exclusively left CB and I expect he'll do the same for the Raiders. He matched up against a number of the Raiders wide receivers – DHB, Louis Muphy, Jacoby Ford and Johnnie Lee Higgins all faced off against him.
Of the 4 passes thrown his way, two were com...
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