I'm hesitant to draw too many conclusions about Eric Fisher's play because it's just the preseason and he didn't start practicing fully until training camp due to offseason surgeries. Two plays from Fisher last night stand out.
The first play you remember is the sack / fumble on Alex Smith. Fisher's man drove him back and, along with Jeff Allen's man, helped collapse the pocket. The ball was knocked out and the Bengals recovered After the game, Alex Smith said he should have gotten the ball out quicker. I watched the replay and I would give both some blame on that one.
"After looking at it (the film), that first one where Alex had the ball knocked out of him, we probably should have stretched it across a little deeper on that and so I really don't blame Eric on that particular play," Andy Reid said after the game. "But I thought he came out and played physical. You look at that first play, he took the defensive end, he put him right on his back. He kept that aggressive play all the way through. Was it all clean? No, we need to work some stuff. But I thought for the most part he did a really nice job."
The second play was a fun one. The Chiefs just posted video of Eric Fisher's pancake block on a player some of you are familiar with: DE Wallace Gilberry. The former Chief.
Fisher engaged Gilberry. There's a big hole already.
Things are looking even better. Fisher has moved Gilberry far enough away from the play that he's not going to get Jamaal Charles.
Nope, not gonna get him!
That's a 300-plus pound man laying on you.