Another week and another website has its preview up for Army this coming season. This time it is the turn of an under the radar site called sportschatplace. This is what they think:
“Jeff Monken and the Army Black Knights look for a 2016 breakthrough for a long suffering program.”
Does Army qualify in that “long suffering” category at this point? You have to say yes, which in itself is pretty depressing.
“Edgar Poe was the only receiver of significance (16-441) but Army doesn’t throw so five players with starting experience along the offensive line is crucial.”
It is worth pointing out at this point that the analysis on this site isn’t exactly going to blow anyone’s mind. I still feel that by the end of the season (if not sooner) Chris Carter will be starting and if that is the case then the Black Knights would be foolish not to throw the ball more than they have in the past. Monken’s coaching and his key decisions both in terms of personnel and on scheme are going to be incredibly important this season.
“The secondary should benefit from the return of corner Josh Jenkins who missed 2015 but recorded 58 tackles and four interceptions in 2014 which means this unit could field four players with 50+tackle potential.”
“On paper the schedule is built to win games and Army should improve with their plentiful experience but in my mind I need to see games won on the field which is another way of saying seeing is believing.”
A somewhat poetic (in an 80’s rock ballad kind of way) of saying Army is going to suck again. There are plenty who will agree with this reviewer out there, but he does make a good point in that the schedule is set up so Army HAS to pick up more wins in 2015 than they did in 2016.
All in all not the best preview out there (honestly one of the worst) but it is always good to see the Black Knights taking up web space.