High Praise For William GholstonMay 8th, 2013
Last week, SiriusXM NFL Radio host and former NFL quarterback Jim Miller popped on the local airwaves to talk to Joe’s good friend “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski of WHFS-FM.
Just why was Miller talking football with Pawlowski? Because Miller is also the color analyst for Michigan State football games and Miller was talking about fellow Michigan State product, defensive end William Gholston, who the Bucs drafted in the fourth round.
In short, Miller said as long as Gholston is coached up and motivated, he will be on the field for the Bucs this fall.
“I don’t think he will be waiting on the sidelines very long. That is just my opinion on William Gholston because he can be tremendous. I know, because I cover the Big Ten, I have seen Adrian Clayborn. I have seen other defensive ends. They don’t compare to William Gholston. I can tell you that right now. That kid, it is up to him how good he wants to be. That’s all it is. He has all the talent in the world, all the God-given ability. The long arms, the explosion, the speed, it is up to him how good he wants to be. If the correct coaching is given, he will not be on the sidelines very long. At minimum, he will be in there on third down passing situations. And that kid can get to the quarterback when he puts his mind to it.”
Now this is some high praise. Even better than Adrian Clayborn? Wow.
Joe found what Miller said about how Gholston will be on the defensive line for passing situations very interesting. Just after Gholston was drafted, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik said Gholston could play in the middle on passing situations, not just at end.
Given the fact that projected defensive tackle starter Akeem Spence is not known for rushing the quarterback, perhaps Gholson will spell Spence on third-and-long situations.