I don’t get why Zaven doesn’t get the same Vance excuse/reason that Isaiah does.With Vance Joseph? Collins. Not that he'll be great, or even a smidge above average. VJ just will never be able to use Simmons. With the proper DC, Simmons can be a beast. Unfortunately, he has not been that player that can fit in any scheme or work with any coach. He's not the player I and others thought we were getting.
To an extent, I'd say he does. Vance is a big reason why he didn't flourish last season, but I think also the position change and having too much thrust on him early kaiboshed him too. He's also not being asked to do as much as Simmons, it seems. But, yeah, VJ hasn't helped him either.
I don’t think you are right about the coaches. Many would land gigs in the NFL I would think simply due to the old boys network that exists.Absolutely NO ONE would be clamoring for ANY of our coaches in the NFL if we fired the whole staff tomorrow. There would be teams lining up with inquiries to these players tomorrow if they were put on the trade block, cut etc. Various levels of offers? Yes… but absolutely no shortage of teams.
You’re not a “master talent evaluator” AZBC? How about that…you have something in common with our GM.Personally, I wonder if Simmons is really all that good of a player. Maybe a new scheme would do the trick but I’m not sure I buy it.
Collins looks better to me but I don’t pretend to be a master talent evaluator.
Simmons’ bad plays seem stick much worse & more often than Zaven’s. I don’t remember Zaven routinely getting embarrassed in man-coverage like Simmons. Zaven’s flash plays might not be there yet, but you’re not going to see him constantly getting embarrassed like Simmons.Zaven hasn’t shown us the flash plays that has Simmons. And zaven isn’t deployed in as many different ways as is simmons. Just different situations. Doesn’t mean either is excelling.
I think that’s because zaven isn’t tasked with covering receivers. I can’t recall seeing that. I’ve seen him on backs and tightends but not receivers.Simmons’ bad plays seem stick much worse & more often than Zaven’s. I don’t remember Zaven routinely getting embarrassed in man-coverage like Simmons. Zaven’s flash plays might not be there yet, but you’re not going to see him constantly getting embarrassed like Simmons.
Wouldn’t shock me by next year that Zaven becomes good while Simmons remains….the same.