Blame the Coaching Staff for Mario Williams' Slow Start
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:10 PM
Mario Williams has gotten off to a slow start. No doubt. But saying he's going to be a bust is ridiculous. The line of thinking that "He signed here, so something must be wrong with him" is totally off-base. He isn't some rookie that the scouting departement misgraded. He's been in the NFL for a number of years now.
My feeling is that the coaching staff is to blame for his slow start. A typical staff put a lot of emphasis on developing rookies in camp and at times the veteran players don't get enough attention. Especially with Mario I think the tendency is to think that it's a given that he'll be great and they don't have to spend as much time with him. He's new to this team and while it's a 4-3 like he played in before 2011 it's not exactly the same.
I think Mario knows he's got to step it up. There's a certain pride factor here. He wants to be recognized as the best. It's up to the coaching to show him how to get there.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:15 PM
You are right, he is no rookie. Are you really saying Nix paid $100 million dollars for someone they have to teach how to rush the passer??????
If so you should change the title to "Blame Buddy Nix ..."
Edited by CodeMonkey, 03 October 2012 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:03 PM
But no way am I going to pretend his slow start is a result of the coaching staff not spending time with him in practice like the OP suggests.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:13 PM
Wannstedt is outdated
Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:23 PM