Originally Posted by Big Bird
It's not, it's sports science. They do talk about the backflip, but it's not the focus of the piece.
I would suggest watching it if you're going to doubt his explosiveness...
Just got a chance to watch it. Paired with the combine numbers, a lack of natural explosiveness isn't the right way to put it. I'm really just saying that he seems tentative off the snap, doesn't cover a lot of initial ground, which paired with his lack of length makes me question his fit as as DE.
OTOH, with all the video I've watched on him because of this thread, I've managed to convince myself that he can stand up and start at 3-4 OLB. So there's that.