“Darius did a great job,” Austin said. “The thing that you noticed right away, obviously, he has ability, but he has a lot of confidence."
Slay admitted he had a confidence issue as a rookie in 2013, but he corrected the issue in the offseason leading up to the 2014 campaign. He finished with 61 tackles, 17 pass defenses and two interceptions in his second year in the NFL.
“He plays, what I would think, might be one of the hardest positions in the National Football League,” Austin said. “Playing out there at corner and playing by himself. He has a lot of things he does on his own and he held his own. He more than held his own.
“I’m excited. I know he’s working hard. He’ll come back and we just hope he keeps ascending.”
Both players entered the game considered probable, and were always expected to play. Johnson is listed with an ankle injury. Suh is dealing with an illness.
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