Lets start this one off with “The Godfather”, Charlie Partridge himself. Kiss the ring beat writers.
Really interesting stuff here about who he leans on. The fact that Twyman was elected as a leader on the DL speaks volumes. The detail that Charlie gives us about Twyman’s offseason / off the field regimen speaks volumes as well. He’s my #1 choice for breakout this season. Also some interesting stuff about Devin Danielson and technique. He’ll be on the field this year. At D End I think Partridge is less confident about depth at end. He stops short of saying John Morgan could be a #4, but he does say he’s “got D1 talent”. Lets hope he’s put in the work.
Speaking of Jaylen Twyman. If Partridge if the Godfather, Twyman is Marlon Brando himself. Just listen to that dude’s voice. He’s an old soul, and that maturity is going to serve Pitt’s defense well.
Patrick Jones didn’t have much to say, but with his 6’5″ frame and those dreads, I’m just going to go ahead and nickhame him “The Predator” right now. I get the vibe that dude just wants to hit somebody.
Finally, we’ve got the “old man” of the group, Rashad Weaver
He’s gunning for 16 sacks. If he can pull that off, I think this defense is going to be pretty damn good.
Hail to Pitt