Originally posted by LVJay:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
With his great speed and one extra year of his experience, would anyone be disappointed if Darryl Morris beat out Jimmy Ward?
No. Matter of fact that would own because I think a lot of Ward and if Morris beats him out then we are deep.
I doubt it as he's running with the #3's right now. It's expected that our #1 draft pick, Ward will win and earn the job and Cox has a ton of experience there but Morris has played very well during OTA's. So the depth at the nickle/slot is outstanding and both Cox and Morris add significant ST abilities as well. That said, don't be surprised if Morris pushes Cox for the #2.
I won't be disappointed or surprised, but at this stage, it seems like the coaches are giving Ward every opportunity to make a statement and so far he's responding well.
I agree with NC about #2 spot... I'd prefer that he be back up to Ward so he can also focus killing it on ST where his speed is greatly appreciated.
Ward and Morris will command that position. Whichever one is the back up will be fine with me, (IMHO) I don't think we'll miss a beat when the back up steps in.....
Agreed, Ward already looks like a ball hawk back there in just a few days of TC with pads. He's working into the S position as well. It sounds like based on what Fangio said, the value of Cox is that he can play the slot AND the outside as well. Some of the young backup S's are making plays as well. Johnson is playing well, Cook clearly knows his weakness and has been working on it while learning our off coverage and press schemes. Good reports on Acker as well. Man, with Brock and Culliver good to go, the battles behind these two plus Ward in the slot is epic and they are all looking very good.
I want to watch Morris' coverage and tackling skills. I want to see how both Dontae and Cook look in games...see if either DJ Campbell or LJ McCray can add REAL S backup help (and upside) while also adding to the return or coverage units. So far so good on all fronts.