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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; That's ridiculous. He just isn't a LB. Yes he's big and mean and tackles well, but he doesn't have the kind of fluidity in his hips, the experience of playing the position to allow him to diagnose plays as they're ...

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Old 08-16-2006, 10:29 PM   #11
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That's ridiculous. He just isn't a LB. Yes he's big and mean and tackles well, but he doesn't have the kind of fluidity in his hips, the experience of playing the position to allow him to diagnose plays as they're unfolding, or the speed to play the position. I think our LBs are going to be fine. They won't win any POY awards, but they're hugely upgraded over last season. I think the biggest problem is going to be our DTs. THey suck. They can't stop the run. People might blame our LBs, but because our DTs can't anchor that DLine, they don't allow our LBs to roam the field and make plays. It's basically what Ray Lewis was saying before the draft, which is why he wanted a big stud DT like Ngata. If the guys up front aren't clogging holes, the other teams OLinemen are free to run upfield and lay block on our backers. But anyways, that was kind of a ridiculous tangent. Grant is not a LB.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #12
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Move Drew Brees to safety.
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Move Drew Brees to safety.

Mean.
But funny.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:53 PM   #14
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Ok, it was just a thought. Watching the Titans game, the LB corp just couldn't shed a block or hit a hole. With all the DE talent on the team, one would think that just one of them might be able to make the transition.

maybe Stallworth at OLB?
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Oh no are we going to open the 34 D can worms again?
If you are going to play with this idea all we need to do is drop him into coverage and see how he does this year. less painful if it does not work.
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You saw through my obfuscation, designed not to make whodi go ape-sh-t over 3-4. Since the team still sucks for the 6th straight year at 4-3, and we've got so much DE talent that could make the transition....
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I thought thats what you were doing
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You saw through my obfuscation, designed not to make whodi go ape-sh-t over 3-4. Since the team still sucks for the 6th straight year at 4-3, and we've got so much DE talent that could make the transition....
I woulda smacked that sh-t straight back where it came from. Another idea that's never gonna happen. :P
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:34 AM   #20
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Well, barring an acquisition of a run stuffing meatlocker DT and the fortuitous signings of quality LBs during the next round of cuts, how do you make this defense for DL/LB corps better?
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