Donnie Webb interviewed Syracuse co-defensive coordinator Derrick Jackson today about the goals the defense is trying to achieve in the 2008 season (I guess not sucking goes without saying). In reading the interview, I couldn't help but notice that Jackson has picked up the Greg Robinson lexicon, which makes me wonder - did Jackson get the job because he talks like Greg, or did be begin talking like Greg after he got the job?
Let's take a closer look at the highlights and see if how he stacks up to G-Rob as a communicator.
Jackson has that one down pat, when talking about accountability he says, "At the same time, we expect that from our linebackers and expect that from our secondary and expect that from every individual position and know that everybody's going to do their job where we can trust all 11 guys that we have on that football field and their teammates can trust them to do their job."
Call me crazy, but I think he expects people to do their jobs......
Goofy Buzz words
No one loves goofy buzz words like "flashed" more than G-Rob. Jackson has picked it up as well. When talking about Bud Tribbey, he says, "he's flashed and flashed consistently to where he's going to put some heat on Arthur Jones to have to be on his game."
Flashing consistently - it sounds like something Carl Monday should be concerned about.
Don't worry though - it's not just Tribbey who's a flasher.....
"At the linebacker position, a lot of guys have done things there in different instances. I think Parker Cantey has flashed at times. Derrell Smith has shown some real nice flashes throughout spring practice."
In the secondary, flasher's include this gem, "I'd say in the secondary, Kevyn Scott (safety) and even Da'Mon Merkerson (cornerback), has been a guy that's flashed at us."
Forget "Sudden Impact" - the slogan for this year's SU Football team has to be:
"Syracuse Football, it's FLASH-TASTIC" because if they go with "Syracuse Football - We'll Flash You" I'm guessing the crowd that shows up in the dome will be really creepy........
Either way, it's good to see the coaching staff is still on the same page.