Position Changes - Spring

Submitted by JC3 on March 11th, 2010 at 4:00 PM

The article is behind a paywall at rivals, but there are a few players moving around.

Mike Jones - Weakside Linebacker
Teric Jones - Strong Safety
Cam Gordon - Free Safety
Mike Williams - "Spur" (think spinner).

I'm in pretty fair agreement with all of these. Thoughts?



March 11th, 2010 at 4:16 PM ^

I'll put some names to positions to help.

In our defense, the safety positions are reversed from "normal" defenses.

The strong safety plays deep = Troy Woofolk (most of last season it was Kovacs)
Free Safety = Kovacs/ Mike Williams last year.

Spur is something new.. people are freaking out thinking we are moving to a 3-3-5. A spur is usually a linebacker/safety combo.

Weakside linebacker is one of our three linebackers.. in our defense it's an inside linebacker = Jonas Mouton.


March 11th, 2010 at 5:02 PM ^

Maybe they'll have Will Campbell return kicks like he did in high school.

I can just see him now...ball curled in his arm, full head of steam, aggressively shouting "move bitch get out the way"


March 11th, 2010 at 5:04 PM ^

Glad to see Teric back on the defensive side of the ball. I didn't understand earlier reports that he was going to RB after a year practicing at CB. Also glad to see Gordon at the box safety.

Given the crazy lack of DB depth right now we need those 2 at S just to field a 3-deep during spring practice. I also think it means Woolfolk stays at CB for at least the spring.

CB: Woolfolk, Turner, Floyd, Rogers, walk-ons?

Safety: Vlad, Kovacks, T. Gordon, C. Gordon, T. Jones, Van-Slyke?

2 Walter Smith

March 11th, 2010 at 6:04 PM ^

quick to dis Mike Williams, remember how much Stevie Brown improved from his Junior to Senior year when Gerg moved him from safety to the Spinner/Splinter/Spur position. Hopefully, we will see a similar leap in improvement from Mike given the same position switch.


March 11th, 2010 at 6:32 PM ^


I can barely understand football as it is and now they have to keep changing names?!

I finally learn about Mike & Ike linebackers, Strong & Meek safeties, Quicks, Flippers, Fluffers, then "The Spinner". (which apparently is a position three-fourths of the team has been recruited to play); and now we've got a "Spur"?


I hereby proclaim:
the Slot = "The Dribbler".
the Left Tackle = "The One-Eyed-Jack"
the fullback = "The Grunt"
the Nose Tackle = "The Vegamite"
the Tight End can be alternately known as "Pangea" or "Tim The Enchanter" depending on defensive alignment.

Marley Nowell

March 11th, 2010 at 8:16 PM ^

Mike Williams move is interesting I thought he was in the running to win the box safety job. Looks like Kovacs has the inside track battling Vlad Emilen and Marvin Robinson


March 11th, 2010 at 8:50 PM ^

Yeah, the 3-3-5 is terrible. It didn't work at all for the Saints against the Colts in the Super Bowl.

Uh, what was that score again?