Yep, Jerry is officially a bust. While he's shown he can play in the NFL as a capable 3rd or 4th DT in a rotation, as a viable starter he is lacking. He doesn't make any impact plays, and has been thoroughly outplayed by Vance Walker.
I don't have a lot of hopes for what Peters will do for us this year, but here's hoping he gives this D-line the shot in the arm it so desperately needs down the stretch.
Defensive Tackle is a high priority for this team going forward. With 2013 being the final year in both Babs and Peters' contracts (as well as Jerry), the Falcons are likely to try use one of their Top 4 picks on a DT next April.
I could be wrong, but to my eyes it looked like a couple times we lined up three 'bigguns' on the line with Bierman playing outside rush. I thought I saw T Rob get in there and make a push. Dunno: could have been Walker..Maybe if Peters can come back, and we can get T Rob or Walker in the rotation, Jerry's play will improve some. The guy just can't be expected to handle a full game.