Posted: 06/06/2014 7:11 AM
Last edited 06/06/2014 7:17 AM by beachbolt
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Last edited 06/06/2014 7:18 AM by beachbolt
Posted: 06/06/2014 8:53 AM
beachbolt wrote: It's why I've said that the average rookie takes 3 years to develop. Verner formerly of TN is a perfect example of that.
Posted: 06/06/2014 9:01 AM
Last edited 06/06/2014 9:19 AM by viseman61
Posted: 06/06/2014 9:19 AM
viseman61 wrote: Stine, I guess with all the positive thinking that has been going on around here lately, someone has to be negativeto even it out
Posted: 06/06/2014 4:09 PM
Posted: 06/07/2014 3:32 PM
Exactly, the fact that Verrett is such an intelligent, technically sound player will speed up his transition to the NFL. And I think his physical talent is actually extremely underestimated as well, you don't just run go to the combine and make top 5 in the 40, 3 cone, vertical, and shuttle because you're lucky. And it sounds like even with a shoulder recovering from surgery he's still the fastest player on the field at OTAs according to some media on the sideline.
He will contribute this year, I would guess he'll be starting by mid-season or so if he doesn't win the job right away.
Now Bradley Roby, I could see that being the perfect example of a guy who needs 2 or 3 years, Justin Gilbert as well.
stinehart wrote: No one is arguing on the how difficult the transition is, just that are exceptions to the rules. The key word is AVERAGE. Some DB's have NFL instincts, recognition, and mind set. 2013 is a perfect example. Tyrann Mathieu and Desmond Trufant were rated #3 and #7 DB's as ROOKIES, and that's out of 110 rated. Doesn't happen often, but it is usually because those DB's relied on technique instead of physical talent during their college careers. That is a simple fact. Verrett has the technique and mind set necessary to be one of the few to make a fairly seamless transition, instead one of the many that needs 3 years. Of course, he is behind the curve, but a fact often overlooked is that even with his injury he allowed only 33.3% completion rate, and pretty much shut down Odell Beckham. No one is saying that he is the second coming of Deion Sanders, but no one is saying that he is NOT going to succeed quickly except you. You acknowledge the facts that the deck is stacked against him, both from a historical standpoint and the lack of experience due to his injury, yet then interpret this in such a negative manner as to assume that he won't make a significant contribution this year. The same argument could be used on Steve Williams, yet you continually tout his abilities. Maybe they both will win starting jobs sometime during the season. I think they both have similar characteristics, FBI's, fluidity, speed, vertical ability, and NFL mind set. Mathieu and Verrett seem to be cut from the same mold, and if they are, then the Bolts might have the steal of the CB draft.beachbolt wrote: It's why I've said that the average rookie takes 3 years to develop. Verner formerly of TN is a perfect example of that.
Posted: 06/07/2014 3:38 PM
Posted: 06/10/2014 8:52 AM