There are certain qualities that Pete Carroll wants in a football player. There's probably not a list of specific traits floating around Heritage Hall, but like a guy who only dates redheads, it's safe to say Carroll has a type. Whether its an offensive guard, a tight end, a defensive tackle or a...[details]
The Good: Has the build of a linebacker and plays with a mean streak over the middle of the field. Loves to attack downhill and is a force vs. the run game. Displays good footwork and short-area quickness for his size. Possess good instincts and awareness deep, seldomly gets beat over the top down the field. Takes great angles in the pass game and consistently dislodges ball from man on contact. An old-school, intimidating force at the second level. The Bad: Lacks great straight-line speed and relies on his instincts and first step to make the play. Is too much of a hitter and needs to do a better job playing the ball and creating turnovers in the secondary. Let's too many opportunities slip by in order to make the big hit. Is cautious in coverage and allows too many completions in front of him while protecting the deep half.