While hayne is an outstanding athlete I don't think he is any better or worse in terms of athleticism compared to most rookies coming out of college.
So my question is, why would you sign someone without any football experience over someone who has been playing since they were 8 years old. To me a huge part of the game is learning how to read and react without thinking which he may not be able to overcome quickly despite being an outstanding athlete.
I've been watching him since he started in the NRL and he is an awesome rugby league player but whether that will transfer over is a huge question mark.
Good luck to him, whatever happens he will be making history.
Posted by kornicova
on 22 November 2013 - 06:58 AM
I like the grantland NFL podcasts. They have two a week I think and both guys really know their football. More of a league wide podcast but lately have been very panther heavy ( I guess that's what happens when you're winning). They also try to focus in one team each week that doesn't get a lot of attention which is a good listen for general league knowledge.
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I don't know, I don't think it is as cut and dry as some people make it out.
How many years did the Texans keep Kubiak without making the playoffs before they started winning games and becoming contenders? Plus they never had a Cam. I think that if we have a winning record this year it would be stupid to give up on the culture that RR is building here without at least considering keeping him. He would have improved in every season and quite likely built a top 5 defense after inheriting a 2 win team built to run the ball an stop the run yet unable to do either. I have been as frustrated as anyone with how long it has taken to become relevant again but now that its starting to happen I think it would be counter productive to get rid of him, provided we have a winning record.
To use a couple of cliches, Rome wasn't built in a day and the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
good for Colbert - I don't know what happened to him here, but it was clear he had some amount of talent. Hopefully he can make something of his second chance.
I agree, he has obviously still been working his butt off and if he gets another shot I really hope he makes the most of it. Wish he could of been good here after that 1st season thought we had ourselves a legit number 2.