If the team is looking for a successor to Quin, DeShon Elliott (5.10 RAS) scored slightly better than Thomas (5.07), another former Texas standout, but won’t cost near the draft capital. Jessie Bates (7.08) of Wake Forest and West Virginia’s Kyzir White (7.47) are a pair of Day 2 safeties who the Lions could look at. Both have better overall athleticism than future Hall of Famer Ed Reed (6.54) and Falcons breakout star Keanu Neal (6.05) did when they were drafted.
New coach Matt Patricia was known to utilize multiple safeties in his scheme as New England’s defensive coordinator, so it’s possible he brings those sorts of packages to Detroit. Maybe he’ll even find another Patrick Chung (7.35 RAS), a key cog to the Patriots’ defensive success.
“Man shut the he** up. You have no clue what you are talking about,” Bryant responded to an Instagram user recently. “I have offers from Super Bowl contenders. All of this grinding is for me…it’s time to focus on myself everything else is blocked out right now.”
Holding the score down to, say, a 50- or 60-point win should not be difficult for any coach, let alone one of Auriemma’s acumen. And if he doesn’t know how it’s done, I’ll be happy to show him.
But paid over $2 million a year by the publicly funded state university, he’s entitled to produce and direct slaughters; he’s another who demands respect in exchange for none.
Two weeks prior in Massachusetts, not far from UConn, a girls’ high school tournament game was won, 93-7, by East Bridgewater, its coach — ostensibly a responsible adult — flooring the gas though up, 48-4, at the half.
The question has been defense and whether his power will develop. The Bucs are giving him a chance, albeit mostly against righties. Marquez is off to a rocky start (pun intended), allowing 22 men on base in just 12.2 innings.