Originally posted by ModestoNiner33:
Dial kind of reminds me of Red Bryant, a big nasty 5 tech that lines head up against the tackle.
Honestly who knows what Fangio has planned for him. Saban used him in a very conservative role at Alabama. He was more like an anchor type player that allowed those around him to create pressure. Which he was very good at. He rushed on occasion but it mostly him pushing his linemen back into the QB. I don't know about his ability to bull rush a gap. I'm sure it's there though because he has long arms and he can get good leverage. Tomsula turned RJF and Mcdonald into pros I'm sure he can make something happen with Dial.
Tomsula is probably my most favorite position coach. The way our 2nd string dline was controlling the line of scrimmage was really quite incredible. It's a statement for sure. He made Tukuafu, Dobbs, and Jerod Eddie look like starters and those guys were all undrafted.