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Jaguars’ Rashean Mathis Offers Stability in a Shaky Secondary

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Some guys are just really good at their jobs.

"Rashean the Machine" is equal parts catchy tee-shirt slogan and truth: Mathis consistently frustrates opposing quarterbacks in their attempts to throw on him.  Blanketing the left side of the field has been his weekly task for the better part of the past six years. Jacksonville tried Mathis at safety as a rookie before making him a permanent fixture at corner in 2004, and he's only missed six games in his career.

Machine-like.

Mathis gained league-wide recognition after his 2006 season: Eight interceptions and 12 passes defensed earned him Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors that year.  Over the next two seasons, though, he snagged only seven picks, falling...

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