Originally Posted by bigbluedefense
Remember, a lot of people knocked Eli for being quiet for awhile too, it wasn't until he was given a chance to prove his way works that people started to buy into it.
Goff just needs a chance. This signing makes him rot on the bench even longer. The guy doesn't need any more tutoring. He needs playing time. If playing MIKE was THAT hard, we wouldn't have so many MIKEs transition with ease into the NFL the way we do.
RB and LB are the 2 easiest transitions to the NFL. We're way overblowing the mental aspect of the position. It's not rocket science. Rookie MIKEs step in and contribute right away all the time.
And its not like Goff is stupid. He's widely considered as a very bright young man. Picking up the defense is not an issue. He knows the defense. In fact, he knows it better than Bulluck, bc he had all of OTAs to soak it in.
I'm just not buying all the Bulluck hype. I'll believe it when I see it.
Yeah well not just stating facts that are given. I am indifferent of the signing. I don't mind playing younger players and see what we have. But this signing means that the staff might think otherwise.
LB and RB, just like any position are not easy positions. It all depends on what LB position you play and what your responsible for. Also, like anything else the people that succeed are the ones that study and attend their meetings.
RBs have it easier, that's true, but specific stuff can be tricky. It may not be rocket science for you and I, but if you are stupid, but can run a 4.3 then the concept of blitz protecting at this level may be hard to digest. Remember a lot of these guys are not smart. On top of it some may be passing classes just because they are football players. Probably happened in HS, then in college, and now in the NFL, there is no passing. It's a job, and while the coaches are there to teach you, you as a player have to take the initiative.