The Missouri Tigers have opened up camp and already have started to make some controversy. This has nothing to do with autographs or paying players, it has to do with moving a prominent player to special teams. Dorial Green-Beckham is getting some work as a punt blocker. Here is what Gary Pinkel had to say about it:
“If we decide to put him there, you’ve got a guy with remarkable speed and he’s 6-6,” Pinkel said. “So his wingspan, his reach, you’re probably going to get a foot closer (to the punter) than with a guy who’s 6 foot, 6-1. He’s just a really good athlete, so we’ll see what happens.”
I really don’t get this move. I am not saying that Green-Beckham can’t be a punt blocker and not make an impact in the receiving game. The problem is the former #1 recruit in the nation had a disappointing freshman year by most statistical measures. I think the Tigers should focus on getting him the ball above anything else. I understand trying to find a competitive advantage when you go 2-6 in the SEC, but this isn’t it.