Discussion in 'Football' started by ShortSideOption, Feb 5, 2019.
Ozigbo and Morgan are going to be missed more than people realize.
TE will be Stoll's
In regard to defense, this is the first time in 5 years we have the same defense. Crazy. Hopefully Wildeman is healed and if Dixon corrects things not on the field, he is our best guy at OLB (not including Ferguson).
Stoll have the speed to create mismatches? I don't recall, but I thought he was the better blocker only.
Not sure we have anyone that can block and has the speed. That may be a LeGrone/Hickman thing down the road. Stoll will man the TE spot thru 2019 tho. He came on towards the end of 2018.
I think the dline is the ones that have to up their play. Gotta stop the run in our division. I look for Dixon and Tannor also to step up this year. Vedral I am counting on stepping up also as we will need him sometime during the season
Agree on the similarities between OLB and Safety. In general, the LB spot has 5 guys with experience in a group that requires 8 to get to a 2-deep. Of those five, (1) Honas (ILB from the 2018 class) is still working on his injury; (2) Ferguson (OLB) is close to being 100% and figuring things out while (3) Barry (ILB) and (4) Miller (ILB) have the most PT of the group. As you said, (5) Tannor (OLB) needs to add some meat to the frame (preferably muscle) and continue to get more reps.
(6) Dixon (OLB) is a bit of a crap-shoot for a myriad of reasons. (7) Davis (OLB) plays like he's in quick-sand and (8) Alston (OLB) has zero PT (redshirt) but needs to get healthy and add mass and learn by participating. Then you have (9) Alexander (OLB) and (10) Jefferson (OLB) that are afterthoughts.
And (11) Jojo Domann is the wild card. If the coaches find the depth AND are comfortable, do they push him to the secondary? I believe it’s contingent upon the health of the group but there are still holes. I believe the only prospect from the 2019 class that may be physically ready is (12) Jackson Hannah.
OLB – Ferguson
ILB – Barry
ILB – Honas [if healthy]
OLB – Tannor
OLB – Dixon
ILB – ?
ILB – Miller
OLB – Alston
I want to see the WR group and Legrone step up enough to give them enough flexibility to play him at TE or split wide to exploit mismatches.
I like Jojo Doman at OLB.
I am going with Hunt. We really need someone on the receiver front to step up. They played a lot of youth on defense which can only make us better but the receiver position needs someone to step up big.
I’m most hopeful that someone / some people step up on the o-line. Protect our QB and give our RBs some space, and watch out!
Loving this off season discussion. So many aspects to consider.
If they don’t realize it by now they will by the end of September.
The loss of those two is huge —- production and leadership
Lots of talk about Caleb Tannor here. I hope you're all right. He looked slow to me for some reason. Maybe it was just hesitation due to lack of complete understanding.
McQuitty will have a big year, as will Hunt.
Kid was a true freshmen; his confidence wasn't there yet and that was exacerbated by not understanding all of the schemes. Last year there were many times when all 11 weren't on the same page. Needs to add some muscle which will (should) help him a lot. Year 2 for this kid should be fun to watch.
I'm gonna say our starting safeties will be Williams and Jones, which will allow Domann to move down to OLB.
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