Originally Posted by 11SWU10
I totally agree. He is getting to ball quicker each game, soon to be a star.
We went through a stretch like this when last years seniors were young. It seems we are trying to do too much at times. Hampton needs to be a leader and example. He is trying to jump routes too often and our opponents are using him.
If you are good, take care of your assignments every play and good things will happen. You will benefit when the opponent makes a mistake. If Hampton was not jumping so many routes he would become a money corner.
These kids are learning slowly. Lots of talent that needs time to learn and get stronger.(bigger)
Response time will improve by the end of the season, size?
Hampton, Clowney and Quarles should become examples for the young guys. Take care of your assignments every play and good things will happen.
I got off track. I think Victor can play and I would like to see him make a lot of money. Right now he does not appear to be listening to coaching.
Some of our guys appear to be thinking big plays equal big money. Dependable turns into great. One good play one bad play and not coachable equals out of a job.
Holloman and Diggs will be stars. Golightly' got a chance, needs strength.
To add to your points about Vic Hampton, I think he is trying to be too selfish and is just going for picks... INTs are nice but Vic jumps routes and gets burned it comprises the rest of the TEAM defense then he ends up looking like a schmuck.
He needs to understand it isn't all about INT. It is about fundamentals, understanding schemes, and tackling. Look at a guy in the NFL like Nnamdi Asomuguah (sp?); he wasn't know for all of his picks, rather he was known as a guy who would blanket a receiver and the opposing offense would only throw his way a few times a game.
I want Vic to understand this and be a blanket to a receiver. Once he does that and learns to shut down a defender, then the picks will come. He seems too impatient in coverage. Another year in college would greatly benefit him, but I don't know if that is going to happen.