Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/3/13
The New Orleans Saints have quite a few changes for 2013, and one rookie in particular, cornerback Rod Sweeting is making himself known to another newbie to the team, secondary coach Wesley McGriff. "It's just like anything else, coming into a new environment, some guys don't start as fast, but (Sweeting) is doing a tremendous job since OTAs and minicamps and coming into training camp of accelerating his performance and play," McGriff said, via Mike Gegenheimer of the Times-Picayune. "I'm real pleased with where he's at right now." Sweeting, out of Georgia Tech, was a great selection for the Saints due to his intelligence and physical style of play, but ont he other side, his raw talent needs to developed to be a viable contributor in an NFL defense. So far at camp, he worlked his way from 3rd to 2nd string, and may be called upon to move up before training camp concludes. "The thing that Rod needs to develop more is his technique and fundamentals," McGriff added. "You have to continue to work on a guy's technique and fundamentals every day and every play because in the heat of battle, when fatigue sets in and it gets late into the fourth quarter, some guys want to abandon their technique and fundamentals."
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