Originally Posted by cockpit commander
Last year it was DJ , year before it was
Melvin .,. Who's gonna step up and be
our leader on defense ? Clowney is not
the type ( although he's best lineman
In college ).Quarells or Chaz can't , because
they didn't even get to fighting weight
During off season ., Vic ? I don't know
But I know we're missing a leader , both
Hard working AND vocal ( with the true desire
To win ) what's y'all's thoughts ??
In 2012 it was a mixture between 3 guys who had been in the program for 4/5 years. DJ Swearinger was a leader for the secondary, and Shaq Wilson with DeVonte Holloman were leaders for the LB core.
In 2011 Melvin Ingram and Travian Robertson (with Shaq Wilson) were leaders for the entire defense. Stephon Gilmore was also a leader for that secondary.
This year? We don't have a vocal leader yet. Leadership isn't based on age - it's based on work ethic and knowledge. One of those true freshman LB's need to realize that this defense lacks leadership and step up. Kawain Lewis and Skai Moore would be excellent choices.
We've missed Kadetrix Marcus those. Kadetrix (JJ) Marcus is a very vocal hard hitting safety. He has all the intangibles of being a leader in the secondary and for this defense. As far as the LB/DL I'm hoping Cooper will step up when he returns as well.