Yeah, I had Ripkowski penciled in as well. At the same time, Henry got a positive note on his backfield blocking from one of the beat writers. He could be an H-back candidate for backfield and in-line blocking duty.I agree about Ripkowski. Entering training camp I expected him to make the roster but according to reports he hasn't had a good start.
We recall that the scouting report on Ripkowski had him leading with his head. That's evident in the tape as well. This is the kind of thing that a coaching staff will try to change. The technique changes are not likely to be easy. This may be the first case in recent years where the McCarthy "pad level" issue is a matter of being too low....and that's not-.