3. The Reality Is, Chase Young isn’t a “do your job” kind of player.
Chase Young should be used like the weapon he is. Michael Jordan was cut by a high school coach once and wasn’t drafted No. 1. Kurt Warner was so overlooked, he almost never got a chance to start what ended up as a hall of fame career. Great players need to be given the latitude to be great and not always be expected to fit a particular scheme or mold. Good players with special talents need to be set free to use their special talents. Chase Young needs to be coached up to a certain extent so he can learn and develop as a professional pass-rusher and not leave his line-mates hung out to dry.
But simultaneously, he needs to be set free to be the game-wrecker he is capable of being. With his motor and physical tools, it’s unacceptable that the’d ever be dropping in coverage or resigned to simply plugging a gap along the defensive line. It’s incumbent on Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio to find ways to set Chase Young up to make game-changing plays. And it’s not just Chase the needs to be cut loose. Some creativity to get Montez Sweat, Jon Allen and Daron Payne better matchups periodically and cut down on Matt Ryan’s time in the pocket should be a massive priority for the team this week.