Thursday, August 15, 2019

Johnson-Mack moved to DB

So, we're a little behind the curve on this one, but the big news from the season ticket scrimmage last week, as reported by NickP, was that Isaiah Johnson-Mack was moved from WR to CB.

BG's trying to patch together a defense of some kind this year, and they were hit hard at CB.  It's tough all around...BG started as 9th in pass efficiency defense in the MAC last year, and then lost some guys to graduation and then some more to transfers.  We didn't give up a ton of yards because it was so easy to run on us, but the pass defense struggled as well.

What's interesting about it being Johnson-Mack is that he was actually a productive WR at Washington State.  And, at BG, WR is better than CB, but not a position where we were exactly stacked, either.  There has been some reporting that Noah Massey could be breaking out, and that might have given them the flexibility to make this move.  Morris and Marlow were back.  But, based on what we have seen, we are thin at WR, too and have questions about who is throwing the passes, too.

We're just a couple weeks away!


Thursday, August 01, 2019

Punter Verbal for BG


BG has another verbal from this area.  It is Matthew Paull, a punter who plays at Anthony Wayne.  Here's a camp report on him...says he can punt traditionally and do the roll-out punt.  Readers here know that I think special teams are really important, so good to see us working on some specialists as well.

Welcome to the Falcons, Matthew.