LionArkie Posted August 19, 2022 Share Posted August 19, 2022 45 minutes ago, Sllim Pickens said: I feel like this year they are not following individuals as much as they are the coaches. Its usually fun to follow a couple of the fringe guys to see how they compete and see who gets cut/makes the team. But the focus has been on MCDC and young guys who have secure spots. A couple of things from episode two: They are creating massive hype for Rodrigo. I like that he is overtaking the LB group but also annoyed that with all of the vets in that room, none seem to be doing much. I know we lacked talent there but thought we had enough to sneak out a couple starters. But if we can get a productive or even semi productive player out of a 6th round pick, that would be huge for next year if we add another higher LB. Deandre Swift is concerning. Obviously he has talent but Staley is trying hard to get the fire burning in him and he seems very passive, which is hard to teach/change personalities. If he had Jamal Williams attitude, he would be a star in this league. Not sure why Staley always wants him inside given his speed and shiftiness seem to play better on the edge. I do think our offense is going to be pretty good this year, but hate to see them just gash our D like that in the 2 minute drills. I really hope our DB's figure something out this year even if we can't get consistent pressure. They need to make plays and I do think we have enough talent back there to be middle of the league. The injuries on the D line really suck and it will be tough if we get little to no production out of 2 of our top 3 picks this year and our second round pick last year. Also still without Okwara and the last news I saw was he is optimistic he will play this season which doesn't sound like he is close. Overall I think episode 2 was good but not as entertaining as the first. Dan Campbell is fantastic and loving all of the coaches. I think this will help all of them in future job opportunities which if we are decent, may unfortunately happen earlier than expected. I agree, especially on the hype of "Rodrigo". Shepherd, "I've talked to a coach who has been in this building for 5 years and hasn't seen a linebacker make these kind of plays...", I think that might be more of a knock on our LB play then a compliment to Rodriguez. Hopefully the hype is real, but I will take depth and good ST play out of him at 6. Anything more is awesome. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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