Originally Posted by talon
talent seems to be upgraded. OL playing better. Coaching seems good
There's your answer.
Just a personal opinion, but I think Graham was a better coach of fundamentals
and technique than Sands, but at the best, it was a lateral hire when
Graham left and we got Sands. The difference in the Ground game when
Graham was here and now is the O/Line play. I have been VERY impressed
with the work done by this unit so far in the first three games. Not only
are they sealing off holes / alleys for the ground game, and getting guys
to the second level laying down some good blocks, but the thing this
group has lacked sorely in the past decade is just getting whipped on the
snap, and having penetration from the opposition's front almost immediately
after the snap, AND our line has not picked up stunts or blitzes well
AT ALL, but so far this year, we've been able to stop the D/lines of our
opponents from disrupting plays in the backfield from penetration and
they have done a good job of picking up blitzes and stunts. Connor has
a good pocket and time to set and go through progressions and make
better decisions now.
As for Talent, I think you have a guy in Davis who is "AS GOOD AS"
Marcus was at finding the daylight and lowering the pads and hitting it,
but he is a step faster than Marcus was.... in the end, with the better
line, and Mike having more speed, I can see Mike ending up with a much
better career than Marcus did here. ...... Would LOVED to have seen
Marcus run behind this line though.