It's potential vs. experience
Drew Edwards The Hamilton Spectator
Sep 24, 2009http://thespec.com/Sports/article/640800
[Greg] Marshall joined the Ticats in the off-season,
bringing his defensive scheme from Winnipeg.
It's a complicated defence that demands
a lot from the safety position.
"Sandy's basically the quarterback for us back there.
He makes the checks and gets us lined up
and gives us a chance to execute the call.
It's a very key position and he's doing a very good job," Marshall said.
"He's been around the block a few times and he's seen a few things.
He understands what offences are trying to do to us."
Barker, meanwhile, has the raw physical tools but "raw" is the operative word.
"The reality is Dylan's a rookie.
He's learning the game and doing a good job in trying to grow his understanding
of what offences are trying to do and how that affects his role," Marshall said.
"Slowly but surely, we're bringing him along."