Okay, it’s not like you can call the season off because Malkom Parrish is hurt, but when you have this to say about someone who got a lot of first-team work at yesterday’s practice…
“He’s gotten a lot of better,” Smart said. “He started the spring in what I call a rat trap, all over the place. He runs anywhere and does anything. You never knew what he was going to do.”
Smart said LeCounte probably understands “50-60 percent” of what he needs to do on defense. Smart hopes LeCounte can improve that to 90-100 percent so that he won’t have to constantly rely on Sanders to know what he needs to do on every play.
“When he has to make all the decisions, he struggles sometimes,” Smart said. “He’s growing up. He practices hard, and he’s physical. I’m glad he was here in the spring so he could be where he is now.”
… things aren’t exactly optimal.
All I can say is that I sincerely hope the front seven is as dominant as it can be, to take whatever heat off the secondary it can until Parrish’s return. Well, that, and I’m glad Grantham isn’t the defensive coordinator. I don’t think I could take another rerun of the green, lost defense of 2013.