I’ll admit I did not like the pick and worried he’s too small. Baldy knows way more than I do so this gives me some comfort.I remember all the moaning about why Ruiz and not a WR or something....I think Ruiz is going to be a great player for us for many years....and I thank god for Jeff Ireland....
Heres something i find crazy Ruizs father is younger than me and im still young myselfa quick recap:
Ruiz was a C at Michigan, n drafted in the 1st rd by the Saints.
The “vision” was to have him play C here n move McCoy to RG.
His injury n shortened TC scrapped those plans.
He ended up playing outta position at RG. He struggled, n had n average/decent season there.
During the offseason, the team informed him he would once again be the starter at RG. He worked on preparing himself ( both mentally, n esp physically, gettin bigger m stronger) to take on the position.
But McCoy goes down in the opener, n now Ruiz has to go back to C. He spent little time there in TC, n was the 3rd string ((emergency?) C behind McCoy n Clapp. But Wil was on IR, which forced him back to C.
Again, after starting out struggling, he seems to have settled down.
But once McCoy comes back, he’ll likely go back to RG!
Under the circumstances, you gotta give him props for both his mental n physical toughness, n how he’s handled everything so far!
Is there a way to view **just** the Baldy reviews done of Saints plays?