PONTIFICATING FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE – SEPTEMBER 3
By Leo Haggerty

COACH SPEAK

Had a chance to sneak in a question today for Inside Linebacker Coach Mike Caldwell.  Below is his response.

LH : How important is it to the development of your inside linebackers that the defensive tackles, especially Suh and Vea, are able to keep the center and guards from getting to the second level a great majority of the time?

MC : I tell the guys all the time to take care of the guys in front of you.  Make sure you take care of them.  That’s  because they’re going to take care of you during the games.’ Those two, Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea, they do such a good job of keeping our guys free and allowing us to run. It’s just a pleasure to play behind them. I know as a linebacker, any time you have good D-Linemen in front of you, it just makes your job that much easier. Just go out there, be able to run and let your natural abilities take over.