Having a rested and healthy group should show a big improvement. What do we know about Penn State’s linebacker depth behind the two monsters who won’t be there? That could be a key to running game production and setting up the passing game.
I am not a Penn State guy. The first group is good. Not sure on backups. They made only 23 tackles. A backup defensive end might move there. But they may lose a starting end that complicates any shuffle. Franklin isn’t saying what moves he’s making but this is a blow. There may be more opt outs coming. The top receiver is not practicing. Probably out. But that is not being discussed by anyone at PSU.
Thanks the report Clay… looking forward to seeing how the OL keeps getting bigger and better in the future… I thought Henderson was the one that would come in and play very quickly… none of that group has really helped us any so far.
Yes both AJ and Rocket can take it to the house anytime they break into the open… must have in my opinion because that can be the difference between a touchdown FG or getting nothing, you don’t get too many creases in the SEC
And so many talented freshmen with such upside. The potential that Sanders showed at receiver must have Briles at the computer designing plays. The possible trickeration boggles the mind. Yeah, I know it can go too far and backfire, but it’s fun to think about with all of that talent. There is size to take and deliver hits and keep fresh bodies going in rotation. When have we had this kind of depth?
The last time was Dmac, Felix, and Hillis. I love Rocket and can’t wait to see him have an expanded role in the offense. Briles HAS to run a lot of two back sets to force the defense into the wrong personnel. Whichever way the D lines up (extra LB or S), you run against the weakness- roll out Rocket on a route or handoff with DJ as the extra back/ FB. The possibilities are so exciting!