Originally posted by GNielsen:
Nice Fangio interview! I especially was encouraged by what he had to say about the second year guys at the end - Cam Johnson, Darius Flemming and Trent Robinson.
Yeah, I had in my original 53 at OLB as:
OLB (4): Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Corey Lemonier
and Cam Johnson - Parys Haralson is gone. Cam shows he can seal the edge well AND pass rush making Haralson expendable.
When he said Cam is a very viable candidate to make the 53 and that Haralson is a good "competitor," it referred me back to my 53 for review. I had my ILB's as:
ILB (4): Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Dan Skuta
and Nick Moody - Michael Wilhoite, Nathan Stupar and Darius Fleming are gone.
I don't care if you are a veteran, it's going to be very hard to make this team! With this lineup, I wouldn't be surprised to see Moody work both inside and outside. Or Fleming make it over him as an ILB but with the ability to play OLB as well (like he learned last year).
Clearly, there is a major focus on last year's draft class to step up this year for both defense AND offense. It's good to hear that expectation by the coaches to step up this year while recognizing the current draft class has a long ways to go.
[ Edited by NCommand on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM ]