How will it go for Kiwanuka moving from Defensive End to Linebacker?
From the media reports on minicamp, so far so good. Apparently he has spent MONTHS at Giants Stadium in the offseason learning the new position, working w the position coach, and most importantly getting informal tutoring from the glue and MVP of the defense.
Not only does Kiwanuka have to learn a new position, he has to learn a new defense as well. If this experiment works, I will be pleasantly surprised. Athletically Kiwanuka has the tools. Can he hit the ground running and not get taken to school badly during the regular season? No one knows the answer to that. IF THE EXPERIMENT WORKS, and the secondary gets a positive surprise from Ross or Webster, then the defense will be very good. If the experiment takes too much time, or injuries at defensive end forces Kiwanuka to move back to the line, then the Giants will be thin at LB... AGAIN. Lots of questions, waiting for answers. Welcome to 2007, and why a pragmatist has to be sober about this season.