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.