- Jul 30, 2016
I don't think a transfer is needed. The right guys need to play. My 2-deep are:We need a transfer at LB. Bad. I can't remember ever seeing so many jags on the linebacker roster at Miami. It's easily our weakest position on the whole team right now.
We need a difference maker to come in and take one spot.
And Jennings is not the answer. I don't know what the hell they're doing still giving him starting reps. And I'm not buying the Brooks and Huff hype you hear around here... not even a little. If they had something to show, they would have showed what they were gonna show already. They ain't it.
If it were me.... I'm grabbing a transfer and rolling with Flagg + the transfer + a striker.
ML: Austin-Cave, Flagg
WL: Brooks, Huff
It's time for the young guys to shine. Jennings and Steed were DE tweeners converted to LBs. They were slow on their reads and slow to the football. I saw several times where Jennings just ran to a spot when the ball was snapped guessing where he thought the RB would go because he couldn't read and chase the RB down. The RB just cut back to a gaping hole where the LB should have been if he's stalking from the back hip like good LBs do. It's time to move on.
I want the best athletes on the field as my starters. Right now that's Austin-Cave and Brooks. I don't know how Huff's athleticism compares to Brooks because we haven't seen him, but I know he's more athletic than Jennings and Steed.
It's time for the young guys to eat. They're night and day faster compared to what we saw last year. After 1-2 years in Manny's system, they should be ready to go.