He's new to defense, he's gonna be raw. So everything from anticipating the snap, to technique, etc is still a work in progress with him. I think even he acknowledged that.I don’t know. He didn’t seem overly explosive off the line. High-motor, but takes a while to get to the backfield IMO.
I could be wrong and I hope I am.
No need to apologize. You did the responsible thing and moved AFTER the draft.Apologies for going AWOL the last couple of months. Moved cross-country. Very much looking forward to coming up to Boston for a Pats game this year.
Two things stood out to me last night.
1) His play-speed and recognition improved from college. That's huge.
2) He trimmed some of the sloppy weight he had and is still strong. He stood up a double team vs the run. That's phenomenal and an issue Wise has had. White dominated the run.
I don't want to overreact but I loved White coming out and he looked better last night vs NFL players than he did in college and improved in the two areas I had concerns about pre-draft!
Fuck it, it is optimism season, right? This young man is going to be a stud.
Yeah - 100% agree with you. What a fantastic group of edges they have!Yeah, my biggest cause for concern with White was, despite the combine testing numbers, he wasn't particularly twitchy or explosive at Georgia Tech. He was both last night.
(I'll also add Anfernee Jennings showed the most twitch/explosion I've seen from him since before tearing up his knee at Alabama)
I did that on purpose. I am not lying. Did my son being in high school also have something to do with it? Yes. But priorities.No need to apologize. You did the responsible thing and moved AFTER the draft.
Yep. Looks like one hell of a draft so far. Even Boutte showed potential. Yes he needed to get his feet down but you can't look at him and not think, ok, there's something there. OBVIOUSLY it's super early. But the very early returns are tremendous.Both specialists and Douglas are also looking strong.
And Mafi and Sow seemed pretty good yesterday as well.
Seemed like both him and Uche were used very situationally yesterday. I believe both had snap counts in the 30% range (which for Uche has been pretty typical for his career), and I can only assume this was by design to make sure they had guys who could break down better if Hurts decided to run.Just for perspective, Keion White is half way in size between Chandler Jones and Ty Warren coming out of college. ~20# either way, all three around 6'5". Look at that speed tho. Yikes. Good on you guys who were high on this kid.
edit: and Keion did three more reps of #225 than Ty.
Wow. He just manhandled the LT and then sprinted after Hurts. This kid....Loved the power and pursuit on this play by White
Makes sense.Seemed like both him and Uche were used very situationally yesterday. I believe both had snap counts in the 30% range (which for Uche has been pretty typical for his career), and I can only assume this was by design to make sure they had guys who could break down better if Hurts decided to run.
Against Tua, I think we may see more of each guy next week.