From highly-touted recruit, to sitting the sidelines, being patient can be difficult for young football stars. A year ago, Benny Snell sat on the sidelines for the first two games before exploding for more than 1,000 rushing yards. Snell is an outstanding example that patience pays off.
“It’s just all about being patient,” Snell said today. “It’s just all about waiting your turn. They saw me last year.”
A few Tweets revealed Lynn Bowden is struggling to remain patient after he failed to see the field in his first game as a Wildcat. Eddie Gran will get Bowden involved in a few packages when the opportunity arises, all in due time.
“Benny got his opportunity about Week 3 when he was ready. Lynn was late, and he understands that,” Gran said. “But (he’ll) absolutely (get) more touches as we continue.”
In the meantime, Snell is in Bowden’s ear.
“Lynn’s one guy,” Snell said. “I got to get in his head a little more. He’s a great player, and a lot of people don’t see that yet, but they’re gonna see it in the future. I’ve been talking to him a little bit, and he’s gonna stay patient. He’s gonna shine.”