There’s a nice article in the Macon Telegraph today about DeMarcus Dobbs.
While it’s a good reminder that the item at the top of Willie Martinez’ preseason to-do list is “find defensive ends that can generate a pass rush”, it also manages to point to what ought to be the next thing that follows.
“DeMarcus had more interceptions last year than half of our secondary,” cornerback Brandon Boykin said with a laugh. “He did a great job of picking off passes and making plays for our defense.”
Having a non-starting defensive end tie for second place on the team in interceptions isn’t exactly how you draw things up. Nor is it something that you want to see repeated if you plan on seeing your defense step it back up to being in the upper tier of the SEC. Martinez needs to find some playmakers to deploy in the secondary this year.