Here is a little blurb from Yahoo:
Sat, Aug 2 Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said there haven't been too many big runs by RBs Tatum Bell and Kevin Smith so far. He noted the team has had some penalties and need to avoid shooting themselves in the foot. Bell and Smith are rotating into the offense. Marinelli said he has to wait until he gets them on film to see the cuts and vision they have on the field. "When you don't tackle them, it's hard to really (get a) feel," Marinelli said
This echoes my concerns over the lack of big play ability shown by Kevin Smith. But that isn’t the part that bothers me. What does is what Coach NimRod says. “He has to wait until he gets them on film to see the cuts and vision they have on the filed”. Why this bothers me is the I just read a blurb about McFadden and his OC says that he can see as the plays is being run how Run DMC is seeing the holes and making all the cuts that should be made.
So the Raider OC can tell the press about his RB’s progress, yet we have to wait and see how mastermind Marinelli thinks our boys look in on his beloved film.
Does he not trust OC Colletto views?
Can’t OC Colletto see a play develop in real time?
Or is there simply no vision or cut making to be seen by our running firm of Smith & Bell?
Is my cynical paranoia hitting mid-season form?