Yes, God knows talk is cheap, but I still love hearing stuff like this from the new coaches (in this case, Warren Belin):
“We’re going to coach all our linebackers, Coach Grantham and I both, we’re going to work on the basic fundamentals we need to succeed in this 3-4 defense. Our philosophies are very, very similar, which is doing a great job with the fundamentals, and whether you’re an inside or outside linebacker, just playing with speed, being great tacklers and being productive players, whether you’re playing inside or outside. There is a difference. Obviously outside linebackers are going to be coming off the edge and bringing a lot of pressure, but we’re also going to be bringing pressure with the inside linebackers as well. So I think if you look at the two positions, they’re going to go hand-in-hand on a lot of things. But there is a scheme thing that’s going to have to be separate for our guys to be fundamentally sound.”
Fundamentally sound linebackers. I can’t wait.