No. 1 – The young secondary has a pick six
I’m not giving up on the secondary just yet and neither should you. Sure, they didn’t look good, but as I rewatched the game, play by play, they didn’t necessarily look bad.
There were a couple of plays where the young guys passed the receivers along to the wrong teammate. Or, believed a teammate was there to pass the receiver off to, but in fact, there was no one there.
And, of course, you had a couple of cases where the young defensive backs and safeties were caught flat-footed on a double move by the receivers, and at that point, it was too late.
In high school, players like Flowers, Taylor, and Thompson were athletic enough to make up for getting beat. However, It doesn’t work like that on the college level.
All those are fixable mistakes though. So, to count out the young secondary already is silly. Which brings us to our last bold prediction. The secondary, most liking Alontae Taylor, will have a pick-six against East Tennessee State.
The secondary is filled with athletic players that will only get better in the right coaching system. I think we see all that hard work pay off with a pick-six in the game on Saturday.