ORIGINAL: Bruce Johnson
I don't believe Tocho made the roster either. He was off and on the practice squad so he still belongs to the Vikings.
I was listening to KFAN today and one of guys with Kriesel today reported that Mike Hughes was the real deal. He said that he watched him practice during the mini-camp and there was sort of a buzz among the other players who seemed to be genuinely excited about the new guy who was going to play with them. Sorry, I don't which voice it was. Joe something. He's not a regular.
Paul Allen came on later and said he expects that Newman will be used more as safety. He also likes Aruna and Zylstra's chances of making the team.
He said that the new offensive coordinator will expand upon a "motion, movement and stretch" philosophy that we have seen to some extent in the past. I'm not sure what that means.
He said that Cousins does move really well while still looking down the field, which can help some of the deficiency of the offensive line. He has some hope that the offensive line could benefit with some second year players who can take a nice step forward.
He also said that this team has a chance to be "considerably better than 11-5" . With our schedule, I would take that, but whoa, if we do better than that than this team will truly be elite. He seems to think that the offense will take some time to develop and click.
The pass/ run option play is something that Cousins did experience at Michigan State. (I heard that at another part of the show.)
Cousins runs well. Not worried about his mobility. Not worried about our receiving group. Keep Cook healthy and with decent OL play we will be EXPLOSIVE!
"Here comes Diggins"!