2016 Breakout Player
Looking ahead to 2016, I first want to take a step back into the 2015 season and spot lite a little prediction I had coming out of 2015 training camp. That is when I first saw something in #44 Markus Golden rookie draft pick outta Misou. Each day I camp I watched as he tried to grasp a little more of the game on the pro level. I watched him do drills and saw his effort, not sure how many other fans watch practice like I do, but I know I have issues. I had the pleasure of meeting him the first week, and said hey, I have been watching you, and went back and saw some film on your style play, and “I think you’re gonna be real good, like REAL Good for our team”.
Well being the gracious humble person I have since gotten to know better. He took it all with just a smile. As the season progressed he instantly became one of my favorite players, so much as so I was donning his #44 jersey at the games. Each week I watched him excel, get more playing time and gain a few steps. I feel he was becoming the breakout player that I envisioned. He was able to get in on a few sacks, and a forced strip that set up a win. Going back we did a spotlight 1 on 1 fan interview with him for our Birdgang Live Show. (I have included the clip below). I also since have had the pleasure of meeting almost his entire family on last years road trip to St Louis , his hometown. Well what can I say, I see where he got all his personality and character from, his family raised him right.
So this year going into his second year on defense he will have an entire off-season program to add to his game, for this reason I see him now becoming a real force, especially on 3rdddddddddd DDDDOOOOOWWWWNNN !