24 Apr 2010
Former USC safety Taylor Mays is blaming his old coach for his slide to the 49th pick in the draft. He claims that USC's defensive scheme didn't allow him to make enough plays, but that's a little bogus -- Carroll's job at USC was to win games first and prepare players for the draft second. More damning is that Mays claims he asked Carroll all year what he needed to work on for the draft, and Carroll just assured him that he would be fine. Maybe Carroll still hasn't learned the difference between a great college player and a great pro.
19 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2010, 2:35am by Xeynon
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?