Originally Posted by Vinny
he has that extra suddeness that Barwin and Reed don't have. Both of those guys have great straight line speed but I think Mercilus may be faster in traffic. It looks like the right time to get him ready for more PT. He doesn't look as lost out there now.
It's great that wade has allowed Mercilus to come along slowly. Rather than needinG him to start day 1, as essentially every other first round pick in the team's history, Merciluss has been allowed to learn how to be a professional. With the bye week coming he now has 2 additional weeks to learn, work on technique, and improve. When the Giants took JPP they had him sit on the sidelines and learn from strahan, tucker, and Osi. He played on passing situations initially and his role expanded as the season progressed. When strahan left after the year, JPP was ready. I like that wade has taken the same approach with Mercilus.