Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:05 PM
Lots of people acting like this is no big deal and then lots of people acting like this means he's a certain bust.
As usual, the truth is somewhere in between. No doubt about it, when you're hearing things like this out of your 1st round pick, it's a concern. It doesn't mean he's a certain bust, but it does mean that he's likely behind the curve in terms of adapting to the NFL.
A CB saying he doesn't know how to backpedal is akin to a WR saying he doesn't know what a route tree is. It's definitely a concern. However, to be fair, so were the play calls that Cam Newton was asked to call at Auburn. Admit it, everyone who saw that Jon Gruden QB Camp episode with Cam thought, "Uh oh!" when they went through that play call segment. We all know how that worked out.