Dog Oliver A Bolt
Last week, we picked up UGA corner Paul Oliver in the NFL supplemental draft.
Remember, it was one of the three news stories last Thursday on the ESPN news ticker?
Well, turns out, Oliver’s trying story may have a happy ending. As long as the former Bulldog is not into dog fighting (I still don’t get it).
As columnist Jason Butt notes, Oliver’s a great fit at the nickel position for the Chargers, who are vulnerable in coverage. Having a fifth DB on the field who can rush the QB and make plays on the ball is a nice tool to have on passing downs.
Case Study: Last year, in a matchup against Calvin Johnson–the guy drafted in the non-supplemental draft–Oliver had 4 tackles, broke up 3 passes, intercepted a pass and held Johnson to only 2 catches for 13 yards.
Of course, I’m trying to see more Steve Gregory on the field this season. Why you ask? Only because SG and I used to roll on the scout team offense at Syracuse in practices facing the defense that featured senior Dwight Freeney and junior Josh Thomas (both Colts DE). In college, this kid used to tell everyone that he could flip his light switch and be in bed before the lights went out. Staten Island’s finest is mad fast.