Jr. S Blake Gideon, from MBTF:
On if the guys in front are excited about facing a team with a downhill running game: "I think so. I don’t think any of those guys like to rush the passer, and then have it thrown over their head and have to turn around and chase people all day. I think it is a game that all those front guys are looking forward to. Whenever you think about playing linebacker, you don’t really think about covering receivers and making zone drops and stuff, [and] matching routes. You think about coming downhill and blowing up the running game. It will be a different style of offense that we are preparing for. Like I said, we’ll be looking forward to it."
This is why the guy has started from Day 1 and has kept his job while fending off the likes of Head-Hunters K. Vaccaro and C. Scott, among others. Gideon is a leader. All he does is prove people wrong. He proved people wrong in high school. He proved the recruiting services wrong. He proved doctors wrong. He proved fans wrong, when they said he was as good as he'd ever be as a freshman. He proved 2008 wrong. He does the dirty work, and I know you know I like the dirty work. When he's not on the field, we get scored on. He is a walking, talking pile of pain and to have him roam our secondary sends chills down my back, and I can only imagine what it's doing to opposing offenses this year. Where the hell are these hits coming from? Is he now so comfortable with the mental aspect of the game that he has allowed himself to unleash this said pain? Is his physical condition that much better from years past? Surely he couldn't have played as well as he has the past 2 years while only being around 70-80%??
Color me impressed. Keep those hits coming Blake