Jermaine “Flip” Phillips officially made his transition to WLB in our first minicamp this last week. With the decimation of our linebacking corps due to the release of some vets, the move was almost a neccesity. If you read this site regularly, you will know this is something that I think makes tons of sense, and even hypothesized on a few months ago.
“He stood out every day he was here,” coach Raheem Morris said. “He’s overly athletic, but it’s more what he did in the running game — how he saw it and how he viewed it. Of course, he made some mistakes. … Jermaine’s very critical of himself, and that’s the key thing. As long as he remains critical of himself, then he’s got no choice but to get better. I won’t have to be his biggest critic. I’m just patting him on the back and giving him a bunch of praise because he wants to be the best right now.”