Footloose: inviting the snark

Damned if these quotes don’t make you bite your (virtual) tongue.

“It’s a whole lot different, especially with the footwork that Coach (Scott) Lakatos is teaching us,” Rambo said of working with his new defensive backs coach. “Most of the people in the NFL run the same thing as Coach Lakatos is teaching us. It’s a whole different footwork thing from Coach Martinez.”

And not to bash Willie Martinez, but here’s how Branden Smith discussed learning that new footwork:

“Backpedaling, coming out of the breaks, turning – those are different,” Smith said. “The footwork that Coach Lakatos is teaching us right now, I’ve done it in high school, so it’s nothing new and it’s easier to learn.”

Good enough for high school and the NFL.  Easier to learn.  One day, somebody will explain to me what was going on with the defensive staff over the past three seasons.

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8 responses to “Footloose: inviting the snark

  1. Normaltown Mike

    Coming to a stadium near you.

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  2. Aligator

    dumbassery and douchebaggery, thanks be to God that sanity has come!!

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  3. Charles D.

    Peter’s Corollary states that “in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out his duties” and adds that “work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence”.

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  4. 69Dawg

    KISS has always worked better. Maybe now our DB’s will actually learn to turn and look for the ball. Maybe they will go for the pick instead of politely waiting for the catch to be made and then missing the tackle. There is just so much room for improvement it boggles the mind.

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  5. baltimore dawg

    well, when your philosophy for your defensive secondary is to show no resistance to the opponent’s passing game until after the catch footwork, backpedaling, and coming out the break are not all that important.

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  6. DavetheDawg

    Memo to the Big XII. When you play the Sooners, throw the ball. A lot.

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  7. Puffdawg

    I have to ask a question about Martinez. First, I agree with y’all that the incompetence of the DBs the past couple of years has been mind boggling (the meritocracy this past year was even more mind boggling). But my question is this: what the hell happened to CWM? Did he just get overwhelmed by his DC duties? We used to have some damn good DBs under his watch. Were those guys just sumpremely talented? I just feel bad for Martinez because he gave all he had. He just wasn’t producing towards the end. I don’t get it. Maybe he’ll rebound at OU. I hope he does, personally.

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