Both Line Coaches Talk Scrimmage

Read on to see what both line coaches had to say following Thursday's scrimmage.

Stacy Searels, Offensive Line Coach

On the best player he’s ever coached…

“The one who’s probably had the most notoriety and the most success is Andrew Whitworth. He’s the left tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals right now. There’s Cordy Glenn, the left tackle for the Buffalo Bills, who’s a franchise guy this year. There’s a few guys out there that I’ve been fortunate to coach. Whit’s a guy who’s been All-Pro a couple years.” 

 

On who the best lineman has been this spring … 

“The most consistent lineman this spring has been Danny Isidora. I really like the way the whole group has grown as a unit. I think Danny’s sort of taken a leadership role.  He has graded as the most consistent in all the scrimmages. He’s been the most consistent in practice, he’s the most consistent in drills, so I’m really pleased with the way Danny is working.”

 

On Nick Linder coming back and if the interior of the line can be a strength…

“Well, I hope all five of them [are good]. You can have a strong interior and if you don’t have tackles, we’re going to stink, but I like adding depth with Nick. I like adding more depth with Sunny Odogwu. They are guys who are season veterans, who have played the game, who you expect to go out there and play well. The competition is going to make us better. You’re going to go through a season, someone is going to twist their ankle. Something is going to happen and the next guy has got to step up. That just makes us better, having more players. Competition, knowing that if you don’t perform, somebody else is going to take your job, that’s going to help.”

 

On the sacks…

“We’re going to take credit for the sacks, always, because I’m the o-line coach, but it all works together. We’ve got to protect, the backs got to protect, sometimes the tight ends are protecting. Sometimes the quarterback’s got to read hot. So, it all fits together, but we’re ultimately responsible for taking care of the quarterback.”


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