ONCE AGAIN , ON JAN.9, 2011, TM GAVE UP 4 , FOUR, CATCHES. Giving up 4 catches for a total of TWO FIRST DOWNS AND ZERO TDS.
And one should add that he wasn't out of position on these catches. Good execution by the offense, mostly.
Isn't it funny how so many folks have bought into that "Mathieu can't cover" nonsense. He has excellent coverage skills. His only NFL weaknesses are probably size (which plenty of NFL guys overcome) and perhaps lack of elite speed.
It's almost funny to hear the cries of "that DB got burned" every time someone makes a catch. A good throw and a good route beats good coverage almost every time, unless you guess the route or make a spectacular play (neither of which a DB can do every play). A good DB can play well and still give up a catch.