I wouldn't call Collier a "disappointment" at all. Injury wrecked his rookie season. Add to that that not that many DL draft picks really excel in their first year or so, I'd say Collier is right on track to be a serviceable D-lineman, perhaps even good-to-great. He made a couple of great plays Thurs night, including drawing the holding call for a safety. That play just about sealed the deal for us, getting the ball back and the O tacking on 3 points that made the game a full TD spread. Remember, we were up by 2 at the time. Safety + FG meant that AZ couldn't win with just a FG.
Collier is coming around. Let's hope Taylor follows a similar track, coming off injury and contributing. People have been complaining about our D-line when some of the pieces we need have been on the team all along.
Ditto, Collier was a disappointment last year, really due to injury, but this year he's been steady and improving.
Collier has WON two games for us!! Who'd a thunk it last year??!! So in the Patriots game, Collier made a key play to help stop Cam Newton on that game deciding run. Against the Cardinals, Collier drawing the holding penalty in the end zone to get a safety was a huge play, meant AZ had to get a TD not just a FG.
Sure, it wasn't just Collier who won either of those games, it's more like Collier made key plays at key times without which we would not have won the game.
Anyway, back on topic. 5th rounder Alton Robinson had a game-clinching sack a few weeks ago, and Darrell Taylor was drafted several rounds earlier, so the Hawks are obviously high on Taylor's talent. I just hope the Hawks have been able to work with him enough to get his body ready for the demands of the NFL.