Adldai was an SEC backup. Polian saw potential in him, plus he liked the fact there wasn't much wear and tear. Great guy, great blocker, but Rhodes hit the hole harder and faster while Adlai had that studder step that never worked.
When fans think they need the best coach in order to win championships, I think of Bobby Knight at Texas Tech or Larry Brown wherever he plays or Don Shula and Jimmy Johnson for the Dolphins. All of those coaches won championships with talented teams but couldn't without talent. I say we Assemble the Avengers Front office and scout team and let's become the most talented team. Then let's see what happens.
I think Banner has the potential to be really good and it isn't strength, conditioning and diet I worry about. I worry that he has the big mans lazy gene. If so, he will never make it. I heard a basketball scout say a lot of big guys really don't love basketball but they have the body and the opportunity and it pays well.
If you are a great college back and there is no hole between the tackles, You break outside. Pros do that too...I agree it's overblown....now, picking up blitzes and blocking? They all have a tough time learning that.
So Deckers process will also weed out players who don't really love football, but they do it to make big money for their family. Lots of people in real life fall in this category. Just curious about the psychology of his models.
The Colts do get the combine ever year, hosted a Super Bowl and Is being considered for the draft. Marquee events. We are right in the mix organization wise. We just have to get that great defense Ballard is building and we will be right back at the top again. I just know he is going to build A top 5 defense....I am getting pumped up just thinking about it.
Haeg seems smart and skilled. I believe the strength will come. Hilton gained bulk and muscle his 2nd year because he was told he needed to bulk up his frame. We know from reports that The whole Oline group has been working out together this offseason. He will be stronger for sure.
Ballard looks for that one unique trait in a player. Well, Clark has the longest arm reach of all linemen. That has to be a top LT characteristic. Haeg seems to be a jack of all trades and a master at none (I don't mean this harshly cause I think he is great). I can't really tell where he should be but I do think he would make a great 6th man with very little if any drop off.