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Hondo, you were the first beatwriter I saw report that Alex Leatherwood was in custody. How did he view the practice? H. Laten
You must understand that we cannot monitor all practices. From what I saw Leatherwood looked good. Leatherwood is going to have a learning curve wherever he plays, like every rookie. People hated Kolton Miller, and now he’s one of the best in the National Football League. Alex will be fine. In this article you will find several videos of the practice today, so you can have a front-row seat of what I saw.
Hondo, what sets you apart the most from the Chicago Bears? I love your analysis. Paul Evens
I could give you an analysis, but how about getting it from Derek Carr? He thinks, “They’ve got a certain rusher that’s pretty good. But they also have a certain rusher on the other side in Robert Quinn who’s a hell of a player. He’s been a big rampage in the NFL. Exceptional speed and go down. Akiem [Hicks] between. Not only Akiem, but they have great players in the middle. Big, strong and physical players. Linebackers, both veterans, can run, hit, cover and make big plays in the passing game. At the high school level, they got new coins. New starters should I say. “
Hondo, I was listening to the JT the Brick radio show and I understood the end of your question to Derek Carr about Alex Leatherwood. The station went out and I didn’t have a chance to see what he said. Can you say me? I love your work and your questions. Jason parker
The question I asked was that Kolton Miller has become one of the best LTs in football. He was also heavily criticized during his rookie year. From Derek’s position, do they appear on the same path? Here is his full answer, “Oh, absolutely. The hard part about some of the positions some guys play in football, whether it’s the quarterback, the tackle or the corner. We always remember that game, is it. No game ever breaks a match Everyone looks at the end and says, ‘Well, this is it.’ Well, there are 13 other pieces that if we just played it wouldn’t even matter. So it sounds so cliché, but it’s so true. Like yes, maybe he gave up one or two pieces there, but I also saw him a few other times slamming dudes to the ground, especially guys who were talking. He was doing that too. So when it’s NFL, guys on their line defensive, especially the Chargers, when you watch 42 (Uchenna Nwosu), obviously [Joey] Bosa. They are great players. They are really good. They’ll win sometimes, and you just hope when they win the ball is gone or it’s not a fumble like you throw and things like that. But that’s the thing that’s underlined, right? And that’s also a part of being a rookie. Especially when you’re a rookie, things just happen where you’re like, “Why did this happen to me?” In his head he was probably thinking, ‘Dude, if only Derek had thrown it a little earlier, that wouldn’t have been a loophole.’ All of those kinds of things. But he never even acts like that. I see the same characteristics in Alex that I saw in Kolton. They stay silent and when they go to that football field, it’s all business. I mean you’ve seen him, he’s in business all the time. I’ve tried to make him laugh a few times and he’s had a good time, but when it comes to those white lines he’s strictly professional and that’s a good sign for the future. “
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