Jacob Phillips will have plenty of responsibility on his plate when he takes over at MIKE linebacker full-time in place of Anthony Walker Jr. this week.
He’ll have to wear the green dot, get everyone lined up, make adjustments in real-time.
One thing he won’t have to do: tackle Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt. That’s the job of the other defense. Phillips is fine with it.
“Yeah man,” he said when asked if he’s ever happy he doesn’t have to tackle them. “You can’t do it.”
“Yeah,” Walker said when posed with the same question earlier this season, “it’s tough to deal with.”
Chubb leads the league with 341 rushing yards and Hunt is 25 spots behind him with 151 yards.