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Look, I'm as frustrated as everybody else seems to be, but as long as Duane Akina is our db coach and calling the shots, then I trust him to make the best decisions based on his assessment and behind-the-scenes knowledge. Nobody on this board is smarter than he is.
This post was edited by sendrain 18 months ago
If Diggs moves to FS it helps his draft stock for next year too. Diggs is to short for a CB would probably go top 10 or 15 if he was moved to FS.
Interesting thought. You may be on to something. Phillips certainly produced better as a nickel last year than he has as a safety so far this season. If I were Akina, I'd consider starting Thompson at safety and having Phillips be the nickel exclusively.
I doubt that a move to safety would improve his draft stock. Safety isn't a highly drafted position as a general rule to begin with. Barron going in the top 10 this past draft was something of an aberration. The only other safety taken in the first round went late in the round.
And while it's true that Diggs doesn't have optimal height for a CB, the same would hold true for the safety position. There aren't too many NFL safeties who are 5'8" or 5'9". Short guys like Polamalu and Bob Sanders are the exception.
With all that said, I wouldn't bet against Diggs making it in the League at some position. Kid's just a baller with terrific instincts, some burst and the willingness to mix it up. His skill set might be better suited to be a slot/nickel type DB in the NFL.
Akina has regressed big time in evaluations
Umm do you not know who Earl Thomas is? Btw Eric Berry was drafted at 5 im assuming you dont watch the draft much.
I'd forgotten about Leroy Scott. I'd like to see what he can do. Supposedly he's a physical dude with stone hands, but I'd make the trade if he's a reliable tackler.
I see three viable options at this time.
1. Diggs to safety, his more natural position. Evans or Thomas (less bullish on him because he isn't as physically developed) to CB. Phillips #5 DB
2. Scott to safety
3. Phillips closer to the line and covering slot guys with Vaccaro playing more deep
Sounds good to me bro
DBU after all, so your right. But Im still with those wanting to mix it up a little at least....
I think Phillips is still a stud, and I've seen great things out of him. But, I think we basically have three Corner Backs and one Safety starting in our secondary. I hope that Hicks is back this week so that we can go pretty much two LB's and five DB's the entire game. I'm not sure that WVU will have the size and strength that the Okie Jr. team has though...
I still gotta think that this defense starts to live up to the hype. However, this is an offensive league with a definite challenge on a weekly basis.
I really hope we get Fera for this game, but something tells me this will be the kind of game where Texas has to score touchdowns and not field goals.. we will have to roll the dice a few times, if we find ourselves on 4th down and go for it, if we have to.. I feel really good with David Ash in a 4th down scenario after what I saw on the osu game! Good to hear some positive news on Malcolm and HIcks,,,
Damn, WVU has a bigger offensive line than Okie Jr. did...
What would you suggest we talk about on a Texas Longhorn Football board?
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
They are going to chop them up and sew the best parts back together to form....A SUPER SAFETY!
"Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant".
I think where JB really excels is catching the ball out of the backfield. Very impressive.
Disagree on the disagree. One of those runs JGray made was something I have not seen either of the other do or even be capable of doing. Goes to his right, sees a briefly open hole and just changes direction on a dime and accelerates unlike anyone we have through and into the secondary. He is a true homerun hitter at tailback. Personally I would use Brown and Gray and leave Bergeron for short yardage or late in games.
whether you use sauce on your BBQ or not like TOS.
Well, it seems like Cobbs is struggling a bit at LB... given our poor tackling and get "out physical-d" in the secondary, maybe it's time to give him a look at SS. I know he used to be a Safety before moving to LB, so it may not be such a leap for him.
Anyone seen Blake Gideon? :) I am totally kidding with that one.
DE's Okafor and Jeffcoat, DT's Moore and Dorsey, LB's Hicks, Edmond, and CB's Diggs, Byndom, S's Vaccaro, Cobbs, N Phillips
I was thinking the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
You liked the cheerleader bio at the last home game didn't you?
Mack's idea of being tough is to have tri-starters. That is so whimpy,
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