Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by crabman82:
nothing wrong with being optimistic, but with a guy like this i'm not even at the point where i would list him on the depth chart of possible contributers. if he makes a few plays in the preseason or whatever then we can begin to have that conversation. but as of now its just a feel good story.
I agree with that. Like I said, at this point, I wouldn't bet on anything. It's just that the guy is such a mutant.
Quite the opposite. I'm on the optimistic but realistic side. What is encouraging is that he's playing just the DE positon in a 3-4 which is about as basic as it gets: bull rush, contain edge while pushing up field, watch for screens, slants, line up wide or inside based on the call, slant in and hold/occupy two OL to free Aldon, some pass rush, etc. He's had an entire year to understudy under THE best 3-4 end in the game (minus a couple others) in our
system and the fact that Tomsula has personally devoted extra time to train him? The dude wants to be like Justin/Ray and he's even picking up on that "switch" that turns on on game days.
As to the "injury," it was just a way to keep him on the team and a free year to understudy for minimal $.
[ Edited by NCommand on May 1, 2014 at 10:59 AM ]