I think he ends up of offense now, likely at A back since we landed Kagawa.
Certainly there is a need at AB. I just hope it is NOT Searcy. Personally I like him too much on defense. I saw earlier on a depth chart that Willis was D3 at AB. Do you have any insight as to how he is progressing and any chance he steps up?I think he ends up of offense now, likely at A back since we landed Kagawa.
B,Well, if we are worried about his size at AB, we aught to be doubly worried about his size at safety. We need to be able to run support at that position. I can't wait to watch the kid play. I really have no preference as to the position. If I were forced to pick, I would probably go with WR. We need a true field stretcher and somebody who can break out of his cuts like he is on rails, preferably with good hands.
Well, the blocking that our WRs do is a lot different than our ABs. The WRs have pretty much exclusively a stand up game in terms of blocking. Going in low from the outside (towards the ball) is a penalty and there isn't an incentive to cut the CB in front of you by the sideline anyway because the timing of putting the guy to the ground is all wrong. ABs are leading plays to the outside where cutting is legal and beneficial. Hence, small ABs can actually be an asset in terms of blocking. I get Alaguy's point and I agree for the most part. I like big WRs in this offense too. However, there are small guys who block well. Autry did a pretty good job on this front two years ago and that kid is wafer thin. It can be done, but you are not likely to see crack blocks like Smelter put on that Ole Miss guy very often. Half of the successful formula for perimeter blocking is "want to" and toughness. The other half is technique and size. So I concede Alaguy's point in that sense.Bad euphemism I know, but: it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We had two little guys who were pretty successful when CPJ first got here, Peoples (5'10" 175) and Wright (5'8" 175). Blocking is technique not brute force. Our 220 pound receivers could be devastating blockers if the chose to be. (I know they were A-Backs, and the positions are different. But blocking is blocking.)