Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Armstrong is coming off a four-game suspension for his involvement with former UM booster Nevin Shapiro. The team, and especially the fans, will welcome him back with open arms. LB Sean Spence said Armstrong "brings a lot of energy back to the defense. He is a playmaker...and he has been sitting waiting for this opportunity and I know he is happy it is over with." Armstrong said of himself that he is "going to bring a lot of passion--hard, fast, and physical every game." He claims that he "is ready to go out there and hit somebody..." That is the attitude we need on this defense. We need a motivator and a leader. Seems like this has been lacking that ever since Ed Reed left.
Armstrong finished the season last year with 79 tackles and 3 interceptions. Before the season he was claimed by some to be the number one junior safety in the country--if not the number one safety in the nation. Virgina Tech suffered a 23-3 loss at the hands of Clemson but has beaten Miami 4 of the last 5 times the two teams have met. Tech ranks 34th in rushing offense while Miami ranks a dismal 104th against the run.
Aside from being my favorite player on the team, Ray-Ray will certainly be an asset to our already soft defense. Welcome back Ray-Ray, welcome back.
Posted by Matt at 7:29 PM