- Jul 2, 2014
Chickillo on saints practice squad
They're not mutually exclusive, but college football championships should be the number one priority over NFL preparation. Did Ken Dorsey and Gino Torretta suck because they had minimal NFL careers? Most college football players, even on good teams will never see an NFL snap.
These are Diaz’s players, since 2016. This has been his def scheme since 2016. Diaz may be the new “head coach”, but make no mistake about it, these have been his guys since 2016. We have 5 yrs of data w/ him.
I hear you, but then we can’t start saying a So Fl 3 star, is another area’s 4 or 5 star, either. Also, our talent is better than most. No, it’s not on Bama, LSU, OSU, Clemson, UGA level, but we are the 2nd most talented team, on paper, in the entire ACC now. Yet, our guys have been underperforming their rankings w/ the exceptions of few, including GR15 & Young.It’s a talent gap.
We’ve been getting Top 10-30 guys in So Fl for the most part, not Top 1-10. And that’s showing up in NFL results. Most of our guys make it to a practice squad. A good chunk make a team but not too many are starting more than a year or two. Some like Redwine outperform expectations. But Very few pro bowlers this past decade.
Rousseau really is a difference maker. Phillips can be a difference maker. Those two freshmen RBs are difference makers. I think a few in this 2021 class are at that level. We need more. Otherwise Frank and Callais Campbell are going to keep on having to play and repping the U for another decade.
Njoku as wellIts crazy to think how bad our offense has been the past 10 years. The only offensive players that get playing time are duke Johnson, Dorset, Heron and I guess you can say Homer. And those guys have only played small roles. The defensive talent has been very good.