Cre’Von LeBlanc had a roller-coaster of a game as he fights for a starting spot
The start to LeBlanc’s night was like the climb to the top of a roller coaster. It had to start the day before when word came that Bryce Callahan would not be traveling with the team and that it would be LeBlanc starting in the slot.
LeBlanc and Callahan have been in a competition in the slot, but it has been Callahan getting the first reps. LeBlanc started off solid. He was holding his own, and even made a strong break to knock away a pass from Larry Fitzgerald.
His night could not be going better. That is until a pass into the flats gets fumbled right to his leg, and he returns it all the way for a touchdown. This is the play that LeBlanc needed to make to put himself over the edge and push for a starting spot.
Unfortunately, the play was for not when it was brought back because the receiver’s knee was down. This is when LeBlanc hit his peak, and began to fall down the hill. He committed two penalties including a long pass interference play. LeBlanc was put on the outside in the second half, which did not give him a great chance to make ground in the nickel. That is where his pass interference came from, and he was also beat for a few other plays in the flats.
LeBlanc had his ups and almost had his signature moment. Then, LeBlanc had his downs and essentially made no ground on Callahan. For what was an eventful night, the two will head into round three looking to distinguish themselves once again.