Point of the story is don't matter who starts it's who plays more
I hope this is the case, or that Gilmore has somehow gotten a lot stronger, which I doubt.
he just isn't a NT. The kid gives great effort and sounds like a great kid off the field and all, but he's not good. Hope he got much better, or that this starting is just an honorary thing and he won't be playing much.
If we go through the season and we rarely hear anything about the NT, that's a good thing. Means they are commanding double teams and doing their job occupying a space and lineman while others make the play.
I don't want to go through a season again where our NT doesn't make any plays, not b/c of the reason above, but b/c one lineman is capable of driving him off the line of scrimmage every play like with Gilmore most of last season. He had 1 tackle for a loss all last season. I don't expect him to have a ton, but i'd expect more than once you should be able to break free and make a play.