"I think Derek is ready," Barr told CatsPause.com Tuesday. "He knows he can be a difference maker. He can make them a top five team if he plays well."The staff gave Derek a chance to assert himself in that platoons early last season, but even Derek admitted he had "fallen out with the game" and wasn't putting in enough effort. With one more big chance ahead of him, Barr says it's time.
"I think he's got to amp up his work ethic. That's the number one thing. If he does that, he'll be a major contributor. He's talented enough that if he puts in the work, people are going to be really happy with how he plays next year."Interesting stuff here, so go check it out on CatsPause.com. [CatsPause]