I was talking to my brother (Tyron Brackenridge) while he waited to board the plane to bring him back home from the mini-camp today. Bossy (our family nickname for him) told me that the coaching staff had him at FS (Free Safety) all camp. I asked how he felt there he said "I kinda lke it, I'm cool with it, but I felt natural out there at FS." He also said he was worried about IF he were to play FS, who would play the LB position he played last year? He also said "I REALLY like our group we have this year it's going to be trouble for teams around the CFL!"
Like our other brother (JaQuwan), Bossy is a natural safety and will bring a different element to the position. I do have some trepidation with the move due to the success he (and more importantly the defense) had last year. Unless the Riders draft a LB to fill that position in the upcoming weeks, or sign a FA (which I think is HIGHLY unlikely) the OLB position will be a weakness going forward.
From my past football knowledge & playing experience, I think it would be wise to move Bossy around the defense (like the Green Bay Packers used to do with Charles Woodson). This way it would utilize his skill set to the maximum of his abilities.
I tweeted out last week (my twitter account: @joearrigo) the following tweets:
[i]I'll share this w #RiderNation, when @TBrack41 & I had lunch 2 weeks ago he was as excited as ever about the opportunity to lead the D![/i]
[i]#RiderNation he's also excited about all the changes & thinks this team can win a Grey Cup. I expect a huge season from @TBrack41[/i]
[i]Last thing #RiderNation ; I haven't seen @TBrack41 this focused & ready to go EVER! He's pumped up about the 2013 season & loves the fans![/i]For those that doubt the validity of myself, please check my twitter account for some pics of me & Bossy.
Like my brother, I'm excited for the upcoming season and share his belief that this is the year the Riders will hoist the Grey Cup!!