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Old 07-06-2007, 01:24 PM   #21
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We're probably going to be above average defensively but to pick the Saints over the Ravens for fantasy?! Let me play in your league! =]

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I think he starts game 1.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:28 PM   #23
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so who would you replace? shanle?
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:02 PM   #24
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He is not going to start. The linebackers should be: Simmons at MLB, Fujita at SLB, and Shanle at WLB. That should be the lineup. But I guess I could see him in there instead of Shanle.
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Saw him on the NFLN and was pleased with the way he carried himself. Has very good character, and love the bow tie. I for one am happy he is apart of the team. I see him replacing Shanle. Sean will put him where he needs to be; either on the field or on the sideline.

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so who would you replace? shanle?
Yep, I think he starts over Shanle. I don't consider myself an expert by any stretch, so I'm not going to offer up a ton of data to corroborate my claim, but Shanle in the three seasons he has seen much PT has put up about 3.36 tackles per game (158/47). Compare that to Jones' 4.36 (415/96). Aside from that, their Ints and Sacks are pedestrian at best.

I just think DHani has a higher ceiling than Scott and that his already-established rapport with and respect for Coach is going to help him realize his potential.

It's not a knock on Shanle, he does a great job, but I'm not sure he has starter talent.

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Seeing how Shanle is two years younger and entering his prime, I'd have to disagree with you there. Shanle has more potential of the two. We know what Jones is capable of because what he's shown in the past. This was Shanle's first year as a full time starter and he was very solid. Shanle's only going to get better. Even while being in the Eagles' and Giants' attacking defense, Jones has never amassed more than 3 sacks. I love the fact we signed Dhani, but he is not going to supplant Shanle whom we just signed to an extension as the starter. Dhani will be good insurance if someone were to go down... and a good rotational guy when Fuji or Shanle needs some rest.

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Old 07-09-2007, 07:13 PM   #28
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I was happy when I heard this, it adds depth to the team.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:35 PM   #29
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Seeing how Shanle is two years younger and entering his prime, I'd have to disagree with you there. Shanle has more potential of the two. We know what Jones is capable of because what he's shown in the past. This was Shanle's first year as a full time starter and he was very solid. Shanle's only going to get better. Even while being in the Eagles' and Giants' attacking defense, Jones has never amassed more than 3 sacks. I love the fact we signed Dhani, but he is not going to supplant Shanle whom we just signed to an extension as the starter. Dhani will be good insurance if someone were to go down... and a good rotational guy when Fuji or Shanle needs some rest.
Agree 100% on your Shanle take. But I'm not so sure Dhani even makes this team. We have Simoneau, who can back up all 3 spots, and Fincher, and Faulk, and Evans, and Mitchell and a couple other prospects.

I think one of tyhe youngsters will step up in TC and take that 5th/6th/7th LB spot from Dhani.

Remember, if Dhani is a last cut, he'll most likely be available as a street free agent all year similar to the Bellamy situation a year ago. There was virtually no action on this guy 1 month away from TC's.

I think he's simply insurance in case one or two of the youngsters disappoint in camp, or we suffer an injury to the top 4. His special teams play may be the only reason he makes this squad, because all I've heard from Eagles' fans is good riddance.


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