“Right now all it is is potential because he hasn’t shown it in practice or in games,” Gailey told ESPN’s Tim Graham. “He’s got to understand about pass-rush. He’s got to understand about leverage and changing direction and not running past the quarterback and all those little things that go into a great pass-rusher’s feel for beating an offensive tackle and getting to the passer. He’s got to be a better special-teams player. He’s got to be better versus the run.”
Gailey seems like he’s ready to move on without Maybin unless he’s able to make significant progress next season.
“I don’t think I’ve lit very many fires,” Gailey said. “We might provide a spark, but he’s got to get his own fire going. . . . We tell him all the time how to get there. He’s got to do it. Talking’s over. You’ve got to go get it done.”
This situation is beginning to look an awful lot like what happened with Vernon Gholston in New York. Teams that are considering Von Miller should be cautious given the precedent that has been set by these players. For the record, Miller seems like a better bet than these two were coming out of college but there has been some questions about Millers run-stopping ability and overall body of work at Texas A&M. Players that can rush the passer in college do not always translate into solid NFL players.