One of the less pleasing aspects of the Process is the “speak with one voice” approach that hides the assistant coaches from the public except for the rare times when their presence is mandated by higher ups. That’s a shame, because it’s always nice to get a little insight from the assistants about what’s worked and what hasn’t.
Take Sam Pittman’s appraisal of Isaiah Wynn’s two years under his tutelage.
“Isaiah Wynn meant everything to our offensive line,” Pittman said. “If you look at him last year to this year, it’s night and day. He gained 20 pounds, and he gained way more than that in confidence. He may only be 6-2, but he’s good football player — make that a really good football player. He wasn’t as a junior, and very rarely do you see a player who wasn’t great as a junior turn into a wonderful player as a senior.
“That usually doesn’t happen, but he got stronger and bought into the techniques. Once he got confident, he poured over everybody else.”
Pittman’s made Wynn a lot of money this season. I’ve seen NFL mock drafts projecting him all the way into the late first round, which is something nobody would have expected after the 2016 season. Yeah, Wynn will be seriously missed this season, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Pittman can do to polish Andrew Thomas’ game in 2018.