3 ways to challenge Xavien Howard from a coaching standpoint
By Matt Serniak
This is where Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain really have to get a bit creative if this is the approach they want to take. Not saying they aren’t equipped to do it since they are former pro-bowl cornerbacks, but me being a 5’6 guy from Scranton PA, even with two freshman titles, have nowhere close to a good answer as to where Howard needs to improve his game.
I also don’t care to pop on the old film and really start breaking down Howard’s hips or hand placement. I imagine those are always areas that can use fine-tuning.
I would have gone with his press coverage skills as an area that he can improve on but it turns out he’s quite literally the best at that.
I thought there were times where Howard played a little too far off in 3rd and short situations but perhaps I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’ve considered that but I just don’t see that being the case.
This is why Madison and Surtain are getting the big bucks. Finding a way to get Howard to play angry and more focused than he ever has because this defense can be legit awesome. I feel the defense is what is going to determine this season’s outcome because even though the offense will be improved it’s still the first year with a new head coach and new offense. Odds are low that it gets off to a glowing start. Hope I’m wrong but that probably won’t happen.
Keeping the team’s best player, Xavien Howard(yes I know Tyreek Hill is here but I’m still taking X-Man) striving to get better is where he needs to be.
He’s at peace now so maybe he’s like Pedro Soriano and nothing bothers him.
If someone has to go in and say he has no marbles, then so be it.
Or, and hear me out, maybe tell him the team will give him more money. From what I understand Xavien Howard is into money. Whatever works.
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