Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA/Multiple Off-field issues...Dismissed from LSU...P1stC-CB&KR/P1stM-CB&KR/PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik...2011: HeismanTrophyFinalist/BednarikWinner/BednarikFinalist/1stC/1stAP/APDPOY/P2ndC/PBednarik...2010: NA
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09/22/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu was limited Wednesday and Thursday with tendinitis and tightness in his surgically repaired knee, although he is expected to play against the Bills. He is just not ready, it appears, to return to his former role where he plays everywhere on the field. The first two weeks, the Honey Badger has played exclusively as a deep safety.
09/21/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu is still playing mostly center field for the Cardinals instead of in the middle of the field and up close to the line of scrimmage, where he has been his most disruptive. What does coach Bruce Arians need to see out of the "Honey Badger" before putting Mathieu back in his usual role? "Quickness. Speed. And him coming to me and saying he wants to," the coach said. "That didn't happen."
09/14/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu played mostly deep in the secondary against the Patriots in Week 1. He rarely ventured elsewhere, which is typically the Honey Badger's game as he often will blitz or break things up on crossing routes underneath as well as playing against the deep ball.
He's playing a new role, he said, until he's able to ease back into his old ways following a return from major knee surgery.
"I don't necessarily like it," he said. "I'm still trying to get back in rhythm. It's a new challenge for me. I'm just trying to embrace it and accept it. I think it's more about me getting back healthy, getting comfortable. I think in the next couple weeks hopefully, I'm where I need to be and I can make that transition."
09/11/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu, who tore his right ACL last December, was back in action for the season opener. Mathieu didn't roam all over the field in typical Honey Badger fashion, though. He was used in a more conventional way as a deep safety, and he had seven tackles, one for a loss.
09/07/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu is expected to start and play the entire game on Sunday night against the visiting Patriots, according to coach Bruce Arians, despite the Honey Badger not playing a down in any of the team's four preseason games as he continued to recover from ACL surgery.
Asked what makes him feel Mathieu will be ready for a full workload, Arians said: "About two interceptions every day. He flies around, makes every check and has the energy and passion that he always has."