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Old 12-06-2010, 07:08 PM   #21
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Shanle is terrible in coverage and has been his whole career.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #22
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:22 PM   #23
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He's got to have pictures of someone there cause they seem to bring people in to replace him and he keeps his job, I really hope they find someone to take his place this offseason either in the draft or free agency ... he's the reason why tight ends are killing the Saints this year
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #24
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He's got to have pictures of someone there cause they seem to bring people in to replace him and he keeps his job, I really hope they find someone to take his place this offseason either in the draft or free agency ... he's the reason why tight ends are killing the Saints this year
Shanle plays the WLB position. It isn't his job to cover the TE. The SLB handles those duties. And once again, the team knows a lot more about a players value than does us fans. I repeat, Scott Shanle was voted (by the team) the defensive MVP last season.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:43 PM   #25
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Shanle plays the WLB position. It isn't his job to cover the TE. The SLB handles those duties. And once again, the team knows a lot more about a players value than does us fans. I repeat, Scott Shanle was voted (by the team) the defensive MVP last season.
I was going to say thats because they do not have to watch Shanle play... But then I remembered they do watch tape.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #26
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I was going to say thats because they do not have to watch Shanle play... But then I remembered they do watch tape.
The other players have been noted as calling Shanle the perfect team player. He isn't going to be making the big play or racking up the big stats, but his positioning in the defense allows the others to make those plays. It's like that inside LB in a 3-4 that funnels the runner into the play making ILB.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:01 PM   #27
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I tend to think that a lot of why Shanle looks so "bad" to some people, is actually the same reason that Porter & Greer have occasionally looked less than spectacular, this year compared to last -- it's really lack of pass rush. If you give the opposing QB ten, fifteen seconds to stand there in the pocket like it's a sandlot game and watch his receivers run around, somebody somewhere is eventually going to get open. Even with supposedly "lockdown" corners and safeties.

The Saints defense requires every man to do exactly his job -- if that happens, if everybody executes their assignments, it actually works really well, without requiring mega-stud athletes at every position. You simply can't have elite one-of-a-kind, superstar Hall Of Fame players at every single position on the team, that's not realistic. And when the rest of the defensive scheme works, Shanle looks fine. Is he the best Saint out there? No. Is he the weakest player on the whole team, and yet they voted him MVP last year? Kinda ridiculous to think he is really that bad, when the players and coaches obviously think otherwise.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:50 PM   #28
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Don't you just love preseason video.Who cares.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #29
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LOL -- Obviously there he was just unselfishly funneling the runner and letting Vilma and the other guys make a play
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:03 AM   #30
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I can't see that video .. But my opinion of Shanle is based on how many plays he is the only one standing still watching a tackle being made. Standing still, almost in a hands on his hips way.... If a Co-Worker was giving me all of his sales and not trying to get any I would vote his azz Team player of the year too.
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