I can't wait for the 1-6 packages with Starks as the d-linemen and Wake, Vernon, Jordan, Shelby, Misi, and Ellerbe all playing linebacker.
Wake is the man. Hopefully Shelby can step up even more this season.
I've always been very impressed with Shelby. He has quickness and some stoutness to him and does everything well honestly. But, what I like most about him is that he always seems to be in the right place doing the right thing. He knows his assignments cold and reacts instead of thinks or guessea.
He reminds me of the old Arnsparger players where the whole was more than the sum of its parts. Ad a player he kinda reminds me of a young Randy Starks but maybe with a tad less natural ability.
He is definitely one of our team's best kept secret. I'm just glad we are able to hang on to him another year. This guy is a player.
"I want guys who want to make an impact on and off the field. Good human beings. Guys who want to get better. Guys who want to improve. They want to be great, want to win. Those types of guys we can work with every day." --Joe Philbin
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if Shelby follows wakes training, it should help him out on the field. give us another elite athlete. I really wish it was dion Jordan I was reading this article about though. in regards to junk food, I think I recall wake saying, that he has 40 years after football to eat all the hamburgers he wants. the crazy thing is, I think if we see wake 30 years from now that he's in dang near the same shape. last night for the nba draft I drank and grilled out for the first time in over a month. I felt completely miserable during and when I woke up. if Shelby embraces this lifestyle change its gonna be great for him and the fins
Maybe the only thing I liked about the Saban years was our 10 man Defensive Line rotation.
I remember a number of games where we simply wore OLs out. One game I really remember is one against the Lions. We had Carter and Roth rotating and coming off the left side with JT and (I can't think of his name) rotating and coming off the right side. Plus we had DTs rotating in who could clog the middle and rush the passer.
One reason I remember this one game was that the Lions kept having too or trying too make changes after the 1st qtr. They moved their RG out the RT after the RT had two false starts in a row. Then 2 plays later the RG now playing RT was beaten for a sack by Matt Roth.
Few teams have over 6 OL that can play. Using a "good to great" 10 man DL rotation can win the game for us in the 4th qtr. I have a strong feeling that we will be keeping more then a few OTs from having a good night's sleep the night before playing us.