Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
$$$ Contract Year $$$
Hopefully it shows
I won't fully count Franklin out, but I do doubt that it being a contract year will make a difference. I don't fault Franklin's effort level... he just doesn't have the skills and talent that the job requires. I'll sure be hoping that Sopoaga or even Franklin/Balmer can do enough that it won't cripple our D as a whole.
Like the rest of the team, he's apparently working harder in this TC than he ever has before. Its disappointing to see him sitting out a couple days with sore hammies.
Perhaps Singletary's emphasis on better conditioning will bring out the best of Franklin, during the season. According to TKO, and others, Franklin apparently has the knowledge required to play NT. I have always wondered about his strength and endurance, and his disposition. Its an important year for him. Hope he steps up.