You just might have missed Melvin Ingram‘s first half sack of his career. It was definitely easy to miss.
Brandon Weeden rolls out on the play and didn’t see anyone open, so he tried to scramble for a little to try and keep the clock rolling. Melvin and Shaun Phillips arrived at the same time to hit a sliding Weeden. Mel looks like he put a harder hit on Shaun than he did on Weeden. I am also surprised that there was not another penalty on Melvin for the hit.
The rookie’s first half sack is not exactly Melvin beating the tackle off of the edge and getting a clean hit on a quarterback standing in the pocket. Can we just give that first half sack back and save it for a more dramatic occasion?
The rookie keeps making plays when he is on the field. He deflected another pass in the game that should have been intercepted for a touchdown, but it was “no hands” Atari Bigby trying to make the play. Keep Mel on the field and good things happen.