Svitek Gets Props from Peter King

Svitek Gets Props from Peter King

Jay Adams

Published November 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Offensive tackle Will Svitek has performed extremely well in two weeks at the left tackle position as starter Sam Baker recovers from an injury.

In those two games, Svitek hasn’t exactly been charged with the easiest tasks. One week against Detroit, he had his hands full with Kyle Vanden Bosch. Sunday against Indy, it was All-Pro defensive end Dwight Freeney.

Svitek held Freeney to just one tackle. Just one.

His performance drew praise from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King:

Offensive Players of the Week: Sorry. I have to give out four of these this morning. Just way too many great performances to limit it to one or two … and I regret sincerely NOT including Aaron Rodgers, who threw four touchdowns, and Vincent Jackson, who caught three scoring passes, and Atlanta left tackle Will Svitek, who, pressed into duty with the back injury to incumbent Sam Baker, held Dwight Freeney to one tackle, no sacks and one quarterback hit in 25 Matt Ryan pass drop-backs.

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