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Same goes for DE. Nobody at DE has seen significant playing time. However, at DT you have McDaniel, who has started quite a few games, and Goldman who saw some playing time down the stretch, as well as Stample. McAllister played DE in HS. It just makes sense to me.
McCallister could switch but this is his last season coming up, he will be needed in the DT rotation. I am all for Hicks moving back to DE because he was playing well there in limited time, if we don't pick up a great player in Tank then sign two great DE's Hicks would have been right in the rotation at DE but he could have some great potential at TE he is very athletic.
Newberry just doesn't have that explosion you'd like out of a DE, he'd be better at DT or OT Casher will definitely outshine him. He does seem to have the size and feet work to play RT, Hart could break out this season he is only 18-19 yrs old but will already be a JR, i do wonder if he is better at OG but we have an OG who is his same class but better unless we can switch him and Matius *shrugs*. Any way Mario Edwards is going to be great player but Chris Casher will be the best DE we have.
Another thing i was thinking of was John Franklin playing QB, he is alone in the "13 class and will redshirt. Jameis, Maguire, and Coker will all be gone within the next 3-4 years, if he develops well he can really be our starting QB for a year or 2 and be a big surprise.
This post was edited by WartimesLegend 14 months ago
What is Pruitt's scheme?
I don't think we know for certain yet, he's never been a DC. We can make some educated guesses but I think we'll have to wait for the Spring Game to really know.
I think Newberry is a better DE than is assumed on this board. He is thought to be a bust--was thought to be a bust before he ever played a snap--but is a good backup already and can be very good.
Jacobbi to OG, Matius to RT. there's your dominant line.
(Edit: Oh, and Rick Trickett to Fiji! Couldn't resist!)
This post was edited by googolplex 14 months ago
My bad on Haplea. His blocking at times this year sub consciously made me want to forget him. If hicks did move, I think your depth chart could look like...
LDE-Casher, Walker, Newberry
RDE-Edwards, Hicks, Hollin(could also play LDE)
I do think Newberry showed some flashes of excellence at LDE moreso than at RDE late in the year.
Hicks at TE would allow you to redshirt Kerr.
The BIGGEST reason to keep Hicks is so that you can red shirt Kerr.
You have 6 bodies at DE. No need to burn Kerr's red shirt for a rotational 7th DE.
Most likely our starters at DE will be MEJ and Casher with (assuming) capable backups of Walker/Hollin/Newberry. If those backups are not productive enough - would Pruitt go to more of a 3-4 look when we need to spell the starting DEs? Two DTs and best backup DE (as they all are pretty bulky) and put Los in the box. Not a base look, but a multiple look to spell the starting DEs and have the most productive players on the field. If Newberry or Hollin don't play to what's expected of them, why have them just take a spot when we could change the front and add a more effective players (at the risk of giving up the run possibly?).
Lamarcus told me he will be playing corner again this year, with Waisome, Darby, Joyner at a pretty much dedicated 3 cb scheme, with Brooks and Williams at safety and Hunter being a flex.
I dunno how much truth that holds, but that's straight from the horses mouth.
He also raved about Bracy and CJ7
If Hicks moves back to DE, how about...
Newberry to TE?
If he was such a great OT in high school...
If he's just a little too small to play OT at a D1 university...
If he's extremely athletic for his size but perhaps lacks the defensive mentality to be an elite DE...
I mean, this guy is made for tight end, body-wise and temperment wise.
If Newberry can catch, what are we waiting for?
Interesting. I've been proposing this move since the season ended. I think he's been miscast at safety and has a better pro future at CB. I just didn't bring it up in this thread because I figured people were tired of reading it, lol.
Demonte is not a DE, Matius is not an OT because his arms are not long enough. Newberry or Mitchell are two guys I would like to see get a chance a OT
This post was edited by docholiday11 14 months ago
So glad nobody has mentioned JWJr at LB.
I know I just did, but not as a suggestion.
My two cents...
McAlister - leave him alone, he's your day 1 starter at DT and could play himself into 1st two rds of NFL draft
Mitchell - I'd consider him moving only if he can be a day 1 starter at RT, otherwise waste of a move.
Karlos - If Pruitt's as smart as I think he is I bet we end up playing in a nickel base next year w/ Karlos as the safety and Joyner or Brooks taking slot CB responsibilities. Think about the scheme diversity when you've got 3 guys that can cover, play the run and tackle at Safety; w/ one that is big enough to play Will LB any day of the week. The zone blitz possibilities are endless.
Hicks - move him back to DE. Thought he was starting to do good stuff there two seasons ago. Also I wouldn't be surprised to see Jimbo steal a page from Stanford when needed and go to a 6th offensive linemen to help seal the edge. Hicks and Kerr aren't likely to pass catching threats, so just put another 300+lb guy on the line when needed. This allows O'Leary and Haplea to play H-back anyway.
Newberry - I'd leave him at DE b/c he'd need to put 30+ lbs on to make the move. Only way would be if he's having to fight to keep the wt off now and gaining it wouldn't be too incredibly hard. Remember the kid was on the two deep last year at DE, wasn't exactly riding the pine
Haulstead - could see him moving to a H-back type role. Kid is already 230lbs, not an awful transition for him and it gets him on the field. Concern obviously is a kid w/ concussion problems moving inside to do more blocking.
I'm fine with Hart. He did well at 17 in the bowl game vs Notre Dame in 2011. He needed to grow up some and get out of the dog house in 2012. He will be a good one and is our only 5* per Scout OL on the team.
This post was edited by NOLE FAN1 14 months ago
GO NOLES! / SCALP EM!
Wilder tweeted after a Ravens playoff game he wanted to play both ways this year.
Yeah, I think he'll be fine somewhere on the line. I disagree with canolee regarding his mirror skills, but I am less knowledgeable than he, so I will defer to his expertise.
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