No doubt the kid is not 100% on top of learning a new position. Which accounts for comments folks in other threads have made about him seeming not to be even trying. Not to sure it will get much better till the ankle has had time to heal properly. I still believe the kid when healthy will add another dimension to this defense.
The guy's hurt, it's plain to see his burst is not there yet, but he's gutting it out. If he was sitting out, the same contingent who is already labeling him a bust would be calling him soft for not playing.