Article: Keys to the Season: Roles and Role Players
One issue that goes largely unnoticed is the importance of roles and role players. I think I get why, we are young and have some depth issues along with issues centering around who we can count on. But i do distinguish role players, even if it is ever so slightly, from depth issues. We need guys who can excel in their roles. We need guys who can specialize in pass rushing, long snapping, special team coverage guys, etc; We need guys who can specialize in jack of all trades though that may seem a bit odd to some of you. I have done some personal self discovery this year. I am a teacher. What I lack in organization I make up for in flexibility. For the longest time I hated that my attention span was short and I wasnt the most organized. Teachers that were detailed and organized seemed to be on top of their game. Well, I realize that a football team, like a school, need a diversity of talents. I for one will be watching out for this largely unnoticed key to the season, roles and role players.