1.22) Dante Fowler, OLB, UF
2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
One thing you guys gotta realize is how lackluster our defense was, and how that affects guys play. We were among the slowest defenses in football last year. When guys are slow... holes, cushions, space get bigger. And when space gets BIGGER, guess what--it is much easier for the offense. When an offensive player has a two-way go (because of more SPACE), YOU HAVE TO GUESS. Think about it.
You put Troy in Seattle's D in Kam Chancellor's spot, and he would be a star again. Because no one has room to breathe against that D.
The DB's play is always directly effected by the play of the 7 guys in front of them.
Was Troy great? Hard to tell, seeing as how at least 5 of the front 7 were nowhere near great.
Who knows what the scores might have been without Troy?
If you cannot sack the QB, if you cannot collapse the pocket, if you cannot stop the run, find a SS that plays 'great'. Go on, I double dare you..
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