Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Im not defending mcdaniels, but i dont think the blame for Robert Ayers slow development falls at his feet.
Obviously I'm not in Dove Valley, so I couldn't tell you one way or the other, and it's not a point I think that matters all that much (I don't care if people loved or hated McDaniels, so I'm not emotionally invested either way on the point). My guess is because McD drafted him for OLB in a 3-4, where he should have been playing DE in a 4-3 like he is now - but the current D coaching probably has a lot to do with his development. Ayers showed flashes last year and he's come on well in rotation this year. Maybe not a "starter", but solid play with plenty of snaps. Once drafted, I throw that part out as sunk cost and hope whomever is on the team becomes what we need.