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Mailbag: Which Free Agent Pickup Has Been the Most Impressive?
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Q: Our free agent pickups are balling out. Who has been most impressive? – Jackson Starks
Q: With the interceptions and good defense by the corners, I have been really happy with the pass defense. Reading the scouting report, it says we rank 29th in passing defense yards allowed. Cause for concern? – Mike Callahan
A: Whalen has his first practice this afternoon, so we’ll have to wait to see how he is used come Sunday. He can really do a little bit of everything, catching 45 passes for 487 yards and three touchdowns in 33 games with the Indianapolis Colts plus, 25 kickoffs for an average of 25.8 yards per return. This morning his former QB Andrew Luck called him “a great player, a stud, (and) a pro who (does) everything right.” Here is what Head Coach Mike McCoy said earlier in the week about how the team might use Whalen:
“Tom (Telesco) had him in Indy, and he comes highly recommended from not only Tom, but other people who have been in Indy with (Whalen). Adam Gase was down in Miami so (Whalen) has a good understanding and understands (our) system. I think that his position flexibility will help us. That’s one big thing as you guys know in our offense, we’re going to move guys around. We might put him in the backfield (but) I don’t know that. His ability to play both slot and go outside on certain things and schemes will help us. That is what we are looking for in those types of players.”