This is a GREAT camp, much better than year's gone by. There is competition everywhere.
Coyle vs Sherman- Coyle ran complicated blitz packages on the first day in pads, and the O got beat. Sherman seems to have replied the day after, and Philbin is smiling.
Miller vs Our D- We do not allow RB's to run, and the much improved Miller, etc, is gonna have to work for every yard.
OL vs DL- Our DL has much talent but, Pouncey, Cog, Clabo, and improved Jerry with Martin will give them a battle, and be better for it.
Tannehill vs our D- I believe our front 9 will be as good as any team this year, and then there is Grimes. RT has to go up against this in practice.
Receivers vs Coverage- Keller, Clay, Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, etc have to go up against a VG group, and fast LB's, a top duo at safety, and Grimes+.
Players, coaches, and teams do not get better going against those they should easily beat. They do in going up against someone who can beat them, and we have that everywhere this year.
Gonna be fun to watch.
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I was listening to Mark Schereth on M&M explain how losing depth from a Super Bowl winner mattered the next year. He used Denver losing a ST's guy after winning the SB. He was a LB, their best ST's player, leading them is tackles.
The other thing he did was to be opposing teams best LB in weekly practice, and did a great job. This made a big difference in being ready for the opposing team, and is only one example. This make perfect sense, and I expanded on it.
When you practice against sub-par players, things work but, then you try to do the same against better players, who are faster and better, and it's a different story.