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RoanokeFan
06-19-2013, 02:12 PM
http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/6265


Excerpt: "We switch things up a bit to bring you our cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta. Giunta is a favorite to speak with because he’s very candid. We found his responses to questions about Corey Webster to be of particular interest.

Q: Jayron Hosley had a bit of a bumpy rookie year last season. Did he have too much on his plate last year that slowed him down a bit in his development as a corner?
A: No, I don’t think so. I think what happened with him, every time he started to make progress, he’d be injured and would be out 2-3 weeks, and wasn’t able to practice or compete and play in games. That’ sets you back, especially as a rookie. So take the Jets game, every time he starts to make progress, he gets hurt. Carolina game, he has a really good game making plays, and then he gets hurt. That’s unfortunate for him, so he has to learn to take care of his body better, get himself in shape and do the kind of things that he needs to do to become a more durable player because he has the talent to be a good football player at this level.

Q: Does he have a good grasp of the playbook and of the technique, you want him to play?
A: He’s learning. He’s becoming a better technician, playing inside and playing outside, so he’s developing those skills to play both the nickel and corner spot, and he got experience doing both last year. There’s a lot playing the nickel spot and the more he does it, like we discussed earlier, with the injuries, you start getting the reps you need and start gaining the experience and then suddenly you don’t have it so you only gain those 2 weeks in one spot and then you’re away from it for four. So it’s hard that way when you lose that time. You need experience to play that spot. The more experience you get, the better you’ll get. He can play any of the corner spots we need him to, so that’s huge.

Q: What are your thoughts about Corey Webster’s play last season? Is he on the decline or does he still have some gas left in the tank?
A: Corey will be better. He’s been working very hard to come back and be a better player, become more like he was more at the end of the 2011 season when we had that run and he was very consistent in his performance. And that’s what we’re looking for, for Corey to be a consistent performer for us this year.

Q: So is it safe to say that the injuries he dealt with last year were a big reason in his performance drop off or was there more to it?
A: Part of it was the injuries and part of it was my fault. I’m trying to bring Prince and Jayron along and you’re thinking, “Corey is okay,’ so you’re not devoting enough time with him as you might be with the other guys, so you’re putting it on him being the veteran to find his own way. I think maybe I kind of left Corey alone too much." Read more...

RoanokeFan
06-19-2013, 02:13 PM
I like this guy

primetime
06-19-2013, 02:22 PM
He makes a great point about Hosley's progression last season. He had that good game in Carolina; then hurts his hamstring and once he gets back on the field it's like he's starting from square one again.
Also like the answer he gave about Webster's season. "Part of it injuries, part of it my fault" its easy to just blame the player on his performance, but it takes a lot to put part of the blame on yourself.

RoanokeFan
06-19-2013, 02:23 PM
I like that he puts some of the blame on himself. THAT is how you improve things which is what we need.

G4L
06-20-2013, 03:56 AM
Encouraging to hear him talk about Prince's committment to the weight room and off season programs.

Captain Chaos
06-20-2013, 06:43 AM
Nice read, like his straight forward discussion of where things are with his players.

Toadofsteel
06-20-2013, 07:49 AM
I like that he puts some of the blame on himself. THAT is how you improve things which is what we need.

What I like more is that he's less interested in assigning blame and more into just trying to fix what is broken. Hopefully he's right about Webster, since I felt (and still feel) from his 2012 play that he's physically done.

Buddy333
06-20-2013, 08:22 AM
The secondary is scary.

RoanokeFan
06-20-2013, 08:33 AM
What I like more is that he's less interested in assigning blame and more into just trying to fix what is broken. Hopefully he's right about Webster, since I felt (and still feel) from his 2012 play that he's physically done.

We have to believe the coaches know things we don't, see things we don't, and have the skills to bring the best out of each player.

Eliscruzzz
06-20-2013, 09:36 AM
The secondary is scary.Scary good or bad?? I really don't think that they are going to be as bad as they have been. I know it's not saying much but we'll see.

Buddy333
06-20-2013, 09:45 AM
Bad.

Eliscruzzz
06-20-2013, 09:47 AM
Bad.There you go buddy, love your optimism.

Buddy333
06-20-2013, 09:51 AM
What did they do to make a bad unit better this offseason?

Eliscruzzz
06-20-2013, 09:56 AM
What did they do to make a bad unit better this offseason?It's not about that. I know you hate Ross but he knows the system. Maybe T2 can stay healthy and be affective covering the 3rd wr for the other team maybe they put Prince on the number 1, and Webster on the 2. I'm telling you they are going to be ok this year. Only part I'm worried about is the safety position. Oh and Hosley will hopefully be healthy this year to provide more depth.

GameTime
06-20-2013, 10:06 AM
good to hear the coach taking resposibility or deflecting blame to himself. Either way I like it..
They have what hey have.....hope they can make it work.

Buddy333
06-20-2013, 10:11 AM
good to hear the coach taking resposibility or deflecting blame to himself. Either way I like it..They have what hey have.....hope they can make it work.Agreed.

RoanokeFan
06-20-2013, 10:44 AM
What did they do to make a bad unit better this offseason? How many practices have you watched? Meetings attended? Since we don't know we should just assume they've done nothing?

jomo
06-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Nice read, like his straight forward discussion of where things are with his players.Straight forward is refreshing.

Buddy333
06-20-2013, 11:56 AM
How many practices have you watched? Meetings attended? Since we don't know we should just assume they've done nothing?Based on what we saw last year and the moves they have made we shold assume they will be better?

TCHOF
06-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Good read . . . encouraging.

lamas
06-20-2013, 12:49 PM
What did they do to make a bad unit better this offseason?

They improved the D line. Stopping the run makes opponents pass. DE's can get after the QB. CBs have an easier time covering receivers. ...At least that's what I'm hoping for.