Rob Ryan’s new defense has a fan in Orlando Scandrick.
Under Ryan, Scandrick has had a chance to emerge as a bright spot at an otherwise questionable position for Dallas. Terence Newman will miss the entire preseason with a hamstring injury and Mike Jenkins has been limited to individual, non-contact drills since suffering a stinger early in training camp.
In their absence, Scandrick has flourished.
“I’m off to a very, very, very good start,” Scandrick said, per ESPN Dallas. “I feel like I’ve picked up right where I left off last year and hopefully I can maintain that level of play through the 2011-12 season.”
According to Scandrick, it’s no coincidence that this emergence has come under the new system brought in by Ryan.
“It allows me to put myself in a better position to make plays,” Scandrick said. “It’s not like this is the call, they know what’s coming and you’ve got to play with it and I’ve got to out-athletic you on every play. It’s just more multiplicity and more checks. When you move, we move, When you switch, we switch. I think it’s going to help us.”
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