Does anyone know the status of Dylan other than he is on the nine game injured list?
With the recent play at safety we certainly could use a hard hitting hammer back there. I know he was making progress at the position. Hope he gets back soon so we can see the end of the constant tinkering with the DB's. That rotating back there doesn't let the guys settle down and get proficient in their spots.
Sometimes in football, as in real life, it doesn't matter how good you are but how good others (DC?) think you are. I too noticed quite an improvement in his play last year and am dismayed to not seeing him play this year. :?
In the preseason game against Toronto, he got blasted on a block. He was literally rocked. He idn't come back to the game and I'm pretty sure that's when the injury happened. The team says it's his back, but from a hit like that, it has to be a head injury. His brain was scrambled after that hit. People need to stop stiring the pot and saying that the coaches don't think he's good enough and that he's on his way out. His injury is legit.
I agree with most of the comments. Dylan Barker looked as though he was about to have a breakout season last year. Regretably, it appears that he is injured and unable to play. However, Jason Shivers is clearly not the answer and moving a young guy like Hinds into that position only adds confusion to the defense. Hinds has been doing stellar work at the corner and being a Canadian can only benefit the team at that position. I'm puzzled; however, as to why Ray Wladichuk (another Canadian) has not been given more opportunity to gain valuable experience. If your defense is getting pushed all over the field (as in the last 2 games) wouldn't if make sense to insert your backups and give them some valuable learning experience? Maybe he has the same ailment as Shivers, allergic to form tackling (although I very much doubt it). Come on Coach Chamblin give a Canadian kid a chance to shine, I'm betting he will rise to the occasion