DEVELOPMENTAL DEEP DIVE PART 10: CONCLUSION

DEVELOPMENTAL DEEP DIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY &

POSITIONAL GRADE RANKINGS

 

PART 2: QUARTERBACKS

 

PART 3: RUNNING BACKS

 

PART 4: WIDE RECEIVERS

 

PART 5: SUPERBACKS

 

PART 6: OFFENSIVE LINE

 

PART 7:  DEFENSIVE LINE

 

PART 8:  LINEBACKERS

 

PART 9:  DEFENSIVE BACKS

 

PART 10:  CONCLUSION

 

 

We feel like this massive exercise has done a couple of important things:

 

1.We feel like we now have a clearer understanding of why the Offensive Line has been bringing up the rear when it comes to Northwestern’s position groups.

 

2.Our eyes have been opened to the problems within the the Running Back position and the need to address these issues going forward.

 

3.We are now able to appreciate just how good Randy Bates and Jerry Brown were and just how good Marty Long, Bob Heffner, and Dennis Springer continue to be at recruiting and developing talent.

 

4.Finally, we’re able to double down on the good feelings coming out of the Holiday Bowl by considering this fact:   Kurt Anderson and Louis Ayeni have a chance to make real impacts at Northwestern by strengthening the overall development within their respective positions.  There is every chance that one or both of these groups can improve going forward.  At the same time, the linebacker corps needs to continue the level of quality that Fitz embodies and that Bates built.

 

Ayeni, Mcgarigle, and Anderson have vital work to do going forward.  Their ability to do that work will be hugely important to laying the foundation on which future Big Ten Championships are built. 

 

We hope you have all enjoyed our Developmental Deep Dive.  Give No Quarter!

 

–The West Lot Pirates

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Posted on January 11, 2019, in Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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