Schiano Talks CompetitionJune 13th, 2012
Greg Schiano might have given a glimpse into what his roster and or gameday/roster might look like come final cuts in early September.
Talking yesterday about various position battles, Schiano referenced having eight defensive linemen ready when the whistle blows.
“Who’s going to be our guys that go and show up on gameday, those eight guys ready to go. We want to be able to roll eight guys,” Schiano said of his defensive line. “Linebacker, great competition. Secondary, we have some good defensive backs. At the end of the day we’re probably going to have to end up letting go a defensive back that can play in this league. That’s always tough. But that’s a good problem to have, I guess.”
Of course, playing eight defensive linemen doesn’t mean one or two more aren’t on the roster but inactive.
Talking more about competition yesterday, Schiano said he was excited by the battles at wide receiver and running back but conceded that his starting offensive line is all but set. Joe had wondered whether free agent tackle/guard Javon Meredith, signed in March, would compete with Jeremy Trueblood, but that seems unlikely now.