Good article from Eric Hansen on players who need big off-seasons
Posted at 10:44 pm on Jan 10, 2017
I particularly liked the mention of Claypool potentially playing defense. I've been saying for a long time that I think Claypool could be a holy terror of a pass rusher.
The idea of Love as a starting safety if he bulks up is intriguing as well. Depth at safety is paper thin if/when Tranquil moves to the ROVER position.
Good stuff as usual from Hansen.
Replies to: Good article from Eric Hansen on players who need big off-seasons
I agree with Love to safety in order to get the best players on the field
Posted at 2:27 pm on Jan 11, 2017
At CB we have Vaughn and Watkins and hopefully Crawford will be back (not to mention Troy Pride). That's 3-4 talented guys at CB. Conversely we really only have 1 legit safety in Studstill.
Also in Elko's defense the safeties are more intergangeable (not a FS and SS). Both guys need to be able to cover the deep middle...I don't think Tranquill can do that.
I've been screaming that Claypool be a safety for a while now, but that Rover position makes sense
Posted at 9:57 am on Jan 11, 2017
Think he can grow into a rush end
Posted at 12:22 pm on Jan 11, 2017
He is still lanky and lean. Think he could bulk up into a rush end eventually.
He's definitely a better fit in Elko's defense than BVG's
Posted at 2:24 pm on Jan 11, 2017
The rover spot is probably perfect, but agree he could play stand up WDE. 2 positions not present in BVG's defense.
Was anyone a better fit in the BVG defense?
Posted at 9:45 pm on Jan 11, 2017
Still blows my mind that Kelly let him back in 2016 after not being able to field a competitive defense with all of the stars he had in 2015.
Not only let him back, but didn't want to let him go as he was crashing and burning.
Posted at 3:36 am on Jan 12, 2017