Not trying to be a Debbie Downer here, but you guys are sure building up a true freshman and if he’s not a freshman All-American he could be viewed as an underachiever. You guys are making him out to be a generational talent. While I hope he is that good, what are you guys going to think if he doesn’t get the touches you’re expecting?
Not sure why you are posturing his opportunities that way. He does not have to take over the world for his abilities to evidence themselves as he goes through the learning curve at potentially multiple positions starting this spring. BTW you have evidenced an ability to be a Debby Downer without a lot of effort. Stephen A syndrome is what it is, and I am not aware of any treatment for it. Snarky is not universally accepted as a positive attribute in a voice of reason role. Excessive use offers others a legitimate shot to question one's motivations. Taking exception when others do is a bit over the top as well.
Working his way into the rotation, even situationally, may be enough to fulfill expectations of the reasonable believers if he shows some wiggle, burst. vision and heart while backing up some of the more seasoned guys. He may well need to work his way into an alpha dog role using production rather than entitlement or a need for the staff to fill a void early on. I don't see a void if those rooms remain healthy. He seems to have the physical attributes covered, but does he have those gamer genes needed for this level too??? TBD.
I am unapologetically excited we have a window into his world available to us on this board. I have been all in for a while and think he has a shot to be historically productive for his CAREER barring bad fortune. I have been right before and wrong before. This was fueled by my trust in our staff's evaluation skills and my perception that they were also all in on this guy from day 1. Does not require he have a Herschel like early impact to get there. Bottom line you do not need to posture goal expectations of others, they have it covered. You are of course free to share your own.