lavar703 Posted September 9, 2019 Share Posted September 9, 2019 To put it plainly, yesterday sucked. We jump out to the big lead only to see it crumble like we have so many times before. However, there were positives and I think it bodes well for this franchises future. -Terry McLaurin- I’ll admit, I didn’t expect this. I don’t believe this was just a flash in the pan deal either as he was catching everything and had completely roasted the defense on another deep ball that Keenum missed. He looked the part of a true top-flight receiver. -Cole Holcomb- Lets just get to the point here, he was an animal. In my opinion, outside of Daron Payne he was the best defender on the field. I think this team was truly robbed of a dynamic ILBer duo when Foster went down in spring practices. His instincts and ability to be everywhere he needed to be were very exciting. Rarely, if at all caught out of position, he appears to have the goods. Very impressive start. -Ereck Flowers- Now maybe this is just me seeing what I want to see and maybe someone who goes through the all-22 will come up with a better breakdown of his play but considering who he was up against I thought he played quite well. He’s not going to be an all-pro but he finally looked like a pro for once. With Callahan, he has a chance to unlike his talents. -Daron Payne, Allen and Ioannidis- I don’t think it was shocking the way the defense played once Allen went out. Heck, I almost expected it. His talent is that much that it will be felt big time when he’s not on the field. These three are the heart and soul of the team. They can be absolutely dominant and with better coaching you’ll see them really come alive. -Kyle Smith- I’m not sure why he hasn’t been named GM yet or if they’ll let him escape the way they did with McVay but he has a really good eye for talent. Holcomb, McLaurin, Moreland and Harmon are all mid to late round picks that have shined and if/when Sweat turns it on this will be one of our best draft classes that I can remember. Now, it all lies on the arm of Haskins but I’m not sure how instrumental he was in that pick and honestly I think he preferred Burns at that pick. I suspect this time next year he’ll be fully entrenched as the teams GM and he’ll make the decision on our next head coach. I simply cannot imagine a scenario where Snyder allows another young talent like this to walk away. With this in mind, I think we need a thread to track our young talent and highlight the positives we see from them and how well it bodes for our future. Just something to keep us from constant negativity. So please, add the positives you saw from players we expect to be around for a long time. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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