DG signing has me thinking about lots of sacks next year. not that we’ll be a great D, but really should be improved.
DE: with Agim and DG, nice start. It’ll be interesting to see which players they move to “rush end” this spring. Bell here?
DT: big question mark. ACapps could hold a spot, and we all hope Ferrell is a stud, but he’ll be a true frosh in a man’s position. I’m not sure they won’t move Capps to OL, in hs always thought he’s be a better college OL than DL. Who else is here. Guidry here?
LB: Scoota is a stud. Greenlaw has had ups and downs. frosh look good and several on current roster looked good out of hs but have never seen the field.
CB: Pulley should be full speed and NFL ready. 2 frosh were broken in last year and look good.
Safety: ugh. let’s hope they can keep Santos calm and consistent. let’s hope MBrown is all he was hyped to be and a quick learner. Afraid we may be playing frosh here, a little scary.
So we have All-SEC caliber players at DE, LB and corner, not a bad start. It’ll be interesting to see if Capps goes to OL, who tries rush end, who can play DT decently, how we patch together a couple safeties.
I think they will move Agim inside in some obvious passing situations, as he has proven to typically be too quick for most interior OL to handle and that lets you put another good pass rusher on the field.
The position I don’t know about that is so important is nickel. Cornerback play must improve, but a pass rush sure would help. I keep thinking defense has to improve. Agim and Gerald are the other key players. I’m interested to see if Gabe Richardson makes a jump.
I would not expect Capps to move to the OL at this point in his career. They are going to need two DTs, not one, in this system. So I’d be stunned if you’d do that. I don’t see him with the lateral speed to play OT. So you have guards in Johnny Gibson and Hjalte Froholdt.
What we have to understand is the defense could be much improved and not improve in your major defensive stats. If we are full-tilt boogie on offensive the defense will have to play alot more plays per game than we are used to. We will need to be disruptive and cause turnovers to allow the offense to outscore our opponent. This is fine with me. 42-35 and 14-7 are both 7 point victories.