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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Belair57 someone please tell me if Lofton will fit well in the 3-4 and why you think that...thanks Just my opinion, but I think Lofton will do well in the 3-4 scheme as an ILB because he ...

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #51
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someone please tell me if Lofton will fit well in the 3-4 and why you think that...thanks
Just my opinion, but I think Lofton will do well in the 3-4 scheme as an ILB because he possesses a decent ability to shed blocks and still make plays. He's shown he can break the FB or TE isolation and be the primary tackller. And he's done it many times on stunts where he gets the tackle or guard as well. One of the reasons Vilma regressed in New York when they flipped to a 3-4 was because he now had to face lineman getting to the second level and he couldn't be protected to flow to the ball and make plays. He started to get neutralized. Lofton plays the power game better. Your 3-4 ILB's are your bangers. Lofton reminds me of Vaughan Johnson in that way. He can escape the hands of a center or guard and make a tackle. I think he will adapt to be unprotected and make plays while at the same time making his partner ILB look really good as well.

I think our second ILB needs to be a speed guy. Someone who is better in coverage and can get depth and side to side range.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #52
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oh well let see what happens. secondary coach next.

then we see the other coaches needed
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He's here, I'm routing for him. Prove me wrong. I like eating my words when we improve.
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Originally Posted by Belair57 View Post
someone please tell me if Lofton will fit well in the 3-4 and why you think that...thanks
run support will not be an issue but his coverage skill lack and that will be exposed more in a 34 imo
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #55
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Well, Terrance Knighton is about the size of Jay Ratliff - a little shorter, but somewhat heavier - and best of all he could probably be had for the vet minimum or very close to it even though he is only 26.

Jay Ratliff, 6-4 & 303 lbs
Terrance Knighton, 6-3, 330 lbs


Oh, and even though Ryan wasn't my favorite for the job, I'm glad they hired someone finally, and he'll have something to prove after how things went down in Dallas.
plus i think getting out that hole with the jags could do him well right now. dude might just need a fresh start with a winning team. he played well under Jack.
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Ryan is crude, vulgar and nasty looking. They sure didn't seem to prosper under his tutelage. I hate this.
Now that your superficial concerns are aired. How do you feel about his coaching?
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #57
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I am not a huge fan of the move...but it is not because of his coaching ability it is solely based on his demeanor. To counter that he is with the correct team because Sean is not going to tolerate shenanigans and will temper him. I just hope Ryan is able to accept the scoldings and stay focused on his job.
Unless you've coached with Ryan or Payton, i'm not sure you can claim any of this.
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Hes on our team now, support him and lets see if he can make us a better defense
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Hes on out team now, support him and lets see if he can make us a better defense
Right on.
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In the jokers voice.. "And here weeeeee go!"
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