This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is right tackle Denzelle Good.
The man who spent the past three seasons blocking at the Division II level made his NFL debut Sunday, starting at right tackle.
Rookie Denzelle Good, from Mars Hill University, got the start on Sunday with Joe Reitz flipping over to left tackle, in place of Anthony Castonzo (sprained MCL).
Normally, a four-penalty day (three on offense) for an offensive lineman wouldn’t lead to a noteworthy debut, but that wasn’t the entire story for Good.
The right edge was secure with Good starting, as the 350-pound seventh-round pick filled in more than adequately.
With Chuck Pagano listing Castonzo as “week-to-week”, there’s a decent chance the starting experiment will continue with Good in the lineup.
“He’s a great kid,” Matt Hasselbeck said of the current right tackle.
“He’s a guy that, like myself, no one probably was expecting to play this year. He stepped up and answered the bell. I didn’t notice anything, so that’s probably a really good thing.”
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