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#13 La Pantera

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:02 PM

Make no mistake,the greatest asset to our secondary is Charles Godfrey. I don't think Wilks is going to be picking off many balls or wrapping up many running backs.




No, he just teaches all the inexperienced DBs how to properly play in the NFL.



BTW, he could help Godfrey learn how to wrap up when he tackles. Cuz its not his strong suit. He tries to take ball carriers head off.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

Anybody think that with our great pass rush, it might be in our best interest to acquire (or coach up) some extremely physical corners with great jamming/press skills? I believe Josh Thomas is a pretty physical corner, but with how much pressure we get on a regular basis, I feel like we'd be better suited jamming receivers at the line to disrupt the short routes and give our d-line a little time to get to the QB. That's why it was so infuriating seeing our DBs play so far off the WRs earlier last season, cause that did not at all play to the strengths of our d-line. I'm not sure how many of our CBs fit that description...just a thought though.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

No, he just teaches all the inexperienced DBs how to properly play in the NFL.



BTW, he could help Godfrey learn how to wrap up when he tackles. Cuz its not his strong suit. He tries to take ball carriers head off.

 

I mean, I get the point being made. I guess I just think that the success or failure of our secondary will have more to do with the players on the field then the coaching. Not to say that I wouldn't be cheering like hell if Josh Norman or Robert Lester turned into a solid starter. Wilks can teach them how to backpedal as much as he wants though, at the end of the day the players have to make plays.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Did anyone listen to the drive on wfnz yesterday? Smitty was pretty pissy when he was asked if any of the db's ever come to him for advice (apparently they don't). Just odd to me. I would be picking his brain for anything on tips. He'll even Luke asked Smitty for help last year

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

Did anyone listen to the drive on wfnz yesterday? Smitty was pretty pissy when he was asked if any of the db's ever come to him for advice (apparently they don't). Just odd to me. I would be picking his brain for anything on tips. He'll even Luke asked Smitty for help last year


Young ego, perhaps.

Luke is the smartest guy on the squad. You damn right he asked for advice on both sides of the ball.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:30 AM

Wilks would be smart to bring Smitty to the next DB meeting and have him help demonstrate. Less ego bruising behind a closed door than out on the open practice field where everyone can see....



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:02 AM

Young ego, perhaps.

Luke is the smartest guy on the squad. You damn right he asked for advice on both sides of the ball.


I remember luke went to gross last year for pass rush advice because he never did it much in college

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

I remember luke went to gross last year for pass rush advice because he never did it much in college


I freakin' love this kid. He still has room to grow in pass coverage and blitzing, and he doesn't shy away from it. He's going around asking for advice.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:13 AM

I really like Wilks and he deserves all the credit for how vastly improved our secondary is. I could see him getting a DC job by next season whether its here or somewhere else.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

Make no mistake,the greatest asset to our secondary is Charles Godfrey. I don't think Wilks is going to be picking off many balls or wrapping up many running backs.

Agree, I know it's popular to hate Godfrey but he played much better at FS. 



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

Make no mistake,the greatest asset to our secondary is Charles Godfrey. I don't think Wilks is going to be picking off many balls or wrapping up many running backs.

 

Unless of course on about 25% of the plays in which he forgets his assignment.

 

I actually think Godfrey is the main reason Naka started every game in which he was healthy last year. Knowing Godfrey could be just about anywhere regardless of play called made the top priority for the other one that he could be trusted to stay deep when he was suppose to. 

 

And please spare me the Naka hate replies, I am not argueing he should start. Just trying to figure out why Rivera, a great defense coach, had him starting week after week.