Interesting read on CornWash: Why isn't he starting?

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  1. soulman

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    So far Washington = John Thierry. Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.

    Maybe he's slow to develop wherever he goes but one telling fact is that with McClellin out if he was ready to play that would have been the when but the Bears activated Ozougwu (who got a strip sack) from the PS and Washington never even saw the field did he? It doesn't look good for that boy so far.
     
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    David, just let the game come to him, some guys cannot be great right out of the bat. Just adding 20lb's isn't as easy as it sounds. Shea tried it and failed miserably. Sometimes you just have to learn to play, and sometimes it just takes being in the right system.
     
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    Heir apparent to Melton on the inside? I could see that happening.
     
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    I think CornWash can pack on another 15-20 pounds. He has large bones and a bit taller than Johnhson (6-4 vs. 6-2). He has been on the field for a grand total of 10 snaps this season. I have studied 9 of them. The Lions did not run any plays his direction. On both of the long Bush runs up the middle, CornWash ran a couple steps into the backfield, which took himself out of the play. Lesson: If nobody is bothering to try to block you, there's a reason. On a couple others. he is slow getting off at the snap -- probably fear of jumping off-sides. He needs to read signals and react quicker. If he can develop his skills and bulk up 15-20 pounds over the next couple years, he could be a solid DE. I think it depends on how he responds to being 53rd man this season. Will he react with determination or discouragement? Time will tell. We should all be rooting for him, because his upside potential is there.

    And if he doesn't make it, at least he was only a 6th round pick, rather than a first-round DE bust like Thierry or Michael Haynes.
     
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    CornWash can pack on as many pounds as he wants. He can build as much muscle as he wants.

    But if he cannot play, if he cannot grasp the playbook it means nothing.
     
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    That's true. You need a high football I.Q. to play DE at NFL level. A lot of offensive plays are designed to sucker you out of position, and I've seen CornWash suckered into rushing the QB at least two or three times when he should have read it as a running play. The mental part of the game can't be measured with a stopwatch or yardstick. On the other hand, there's a lot of 3rd and long, where it's just beat the blocker one-on-one and get the QB. If CornWash can at least become a good pure pass rusher, we can use him on passing downs while he is (hopefully) learning the nuances of playing the position.
     
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    I keep coming back to the thought that it may be the case that he's just not ready for prime time yet. He's still on the roster so they still feel there is some value there. He's a late round pick, and so maybe it's the case where he blooms next season. That would be fine. It's not unusual for late rounders, and UFA's to need a season before they're solid. And hey, even if he ends up just being a rock solid backup (next year), then I figure we need those guys too.
     
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    You thinkin' he has small hands?
     
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    Small hands.... small brain...... take your pick
     
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    ok, I'll get back to you
     
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