“If Mecole Hardman Jr. is one our best 11 players on either side of the ball he needs to be on the field. To determine that I don’t think it takes real long. Now will he have a lot to learn? A lot. A lot more than he knows. But that’s our job. That’s why they pay us as coaches to educate players and get them on the field. I think he’s a great athlete. It won’t take us long. You can have five or six practices with a guy and you’ll know whether he’s elite OK or if he’s going to be able to handle this. I do think he’s a very mature kid that’s going to be able to handle a little bit of the pressure because he kind of likes that. He’s always been that way.”
Kirby says about Mecole Hardman Jr. but NOT about Jacob Eason. I agree with Kirby right down the line with Mecole Hardman Jr. I question why Jacob Eason after 15 practices however has NOT had a single snap YET with the # 1 unit for them to be ready for him and him be ready for them. To get the timing down and their tendencies. This does not make sense Kirby.