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Old 01-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #11
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Question - Tweeky, er Danno, what\'s with the Hodge-love? You always talk about Hodge like he\'s a fixture at OLB, but I haven\'t seen much that would convince me he\'s much better than even D Smith when he played out there. Rodgers is clearly better, from what I\'m seeing, and in what three years now, Hodge hasn\'t done ANYTHING to impress me.
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:22 PM   #12
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I agree with you there blackandblue... it takes a lot... luck, scouting, even time and training sometimes hell its the Manning-Leaf debate really...
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Question - Tweeky, er Danno, what\'s with the Hodge-love? You always talk about Hodge like he\'s a fixture at OLB, but I haven\'t seen much that would convince me he\'s much better than even D Smith when he played out there. Rodgers is clearly better, from what I\'m seeing, and in what three years now, Hodge hasn\'t done ANYTHING to impress me.
I wouldn\'t use love to describe my feelings about Hodge. But you\'re right, he\'s yet to impress and should have by now.
Here\'s my take...

Since we have yet to have a LB actually improve since Haz has been here I\'m thinking maybe the problem isn\'t the LB but the LB coach. I think Hodge came into this league with a lot of potential. He\'s not realized it yet. Same with Allen, same with Grant and to a lesser degree Ruff. If it was just one LB that wasn\'t getting better then I think some blame can be placed on the player. But from what I\'ve seen, or rather haven\'t seen from several players I must conclude that perhaps they aren\'t being coached correctly.

The real question is this- is this staff (or LB coach) capable of helping these guys progress into legit LB studs? I have my doubts but I truly think if Parcells or Belichick had Hodge he\'d be a dominant player within a year. The fact that he hasn\'t may be a scathing indictment of our sub-par coaching staff..

Maybe Haz has a problem teaching LB\'s. Kinda like the worst pitching coaches in baseball are usually awesome ex-pitchers. Maybe because they had the natural skills and weren\'t forced to constantly study and develop their skills like many less talented guys. Or maybe he just sucks as a coach. What do I know, I\'m just a forum jockey.

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Old 01-06-2004, 06:51 PM   #14
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I don\'t think D.J. Williams will drop that far but on the bright side I project 2004 draft



1st rd. Marlin Jackson (if he comes out)
2nd rd Ted Lehman
2nd rd. Tony Pape
3rd rd. Carnell Williams
5th rd Corey Webster
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Old 01-07-2004, 12:06 AM   #15
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1. If Marlin Jackson comes out and I think he will, he\'ll go before the Saints pick (we\'ll just miss him).
2. Ted Lehman - is a late first rounder may move up a bit though, so we won\'t have a shot at him.
2. Pape I like, and he\'ll fall to us there... this pick has a lot of merit there.
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