It'll take time.
They're working hard.
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel stuck to those main points early on in his media session after Friday morning's practice. He's encouraged by the 'want to' and eagerness to learn, but he went nowhere near any bold proclamations for 2014.
"They’re working hard to try to understand it and grasp it and I think that they’re making progress doing that," Crennel said. "They’ve got great attitudes and they’ve been working really hard, so if we can keep that up, I think that we’ll make enough progress to be competitive.”
Crennel, who earned a pair of Super Bowl rings as an assitant with the New York Giants, as well as
"He’s beginning to be in on more plays and do more things and I think that as soon as we can get him out there more, he will improve more,” Crennel said.His side's signal caller is
“I think Tuggle has done a good job," Crennel said. "Bullough has done a good job as Mike linebackers and the guys who are calling the signals are in there."
Tuggle was a bright spot last season on special teams, and head coach Bill O'Brien has noticed how well he's picked up the new system.
"He’s an instinctive guy," O'Brien said. "He’s a good team guy. He works extremely hard."